Oracle 12c Difference between Schema and user

Hi Team,

I have started to work on Oracle 12c , Iam not able to identify the difference between Schema and User in oracle 12c , any  help in this regard is really appreciated.
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in oracle they are the same thing.

but ----  usually the word "schema" refers to a user that owns objects.

whereas "user" could be either a schema, or simply somebody logging in.

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Of course there is a distinction, but it is more of a formal nature.
A schema contains objects.
A user has privileges. The user determines passwords, which schemas can be accessed, and more.

In Oracle schema and user often have the same name. A user is automatically owner of the schema named the same.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>between Schema and User in oracle 12c

Wanted to point out that 12c makes no difference.  It has been that way in Oracle since the beginning or at least as far back as I go with Oracle and that is Version 6.
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