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An example use of scheme in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… fine in the grand scheme of things so …”
Scheme means a plan or plot to deceive or cheat someone.
the word scheme occurs in english on average 121.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scheme can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;