Meaning of autoschediasm in English:


Pronunciation /ɔːtə(ʊ)ˈskɛdɪaz(ə)m/

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  • That which is autoschediastic; something done on the spur of the moment or without preparation; a hasty improvisation.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist. From post-classical Latin autoschediasma or its etymon ancient Greek αὐτοσχεδίασμα work done offhand, improvisation from αὐτοσχεδιάζειν + -μα.