AskDefine | Define scheduling

Dictionary Definition

scheduling n : setting an order and time for planned events [syn: programming, programing]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of schedule


  1. A function in many aspects of industry, commerce and computing in which events are timed to take place at the most opportune time


function or activity

Extensive Definition

As a general definition : Scheduling is committing resources to the realization of an event at a defined time. Scheduling is committing resources to a plan. Time can be specified (Scheduling a flight to leave at 8:00) or floating as part of a sequence of events (today's production schedule: orders 122, 123, 124)
Scheduling may refer to:
scheduling in French: Ordonnancement
scheduling in Korean: 스케줄링
scheduling in Swedish: Schemaläggning
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