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plan

 (plăn)
n.
1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective: a plan for improving math instruction.
2. A proposed or intended course of action: had no plans for the evening.
3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story.
4. A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.
5. In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.
6. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit: a pension plan.
v. planned, plan·ning, plans
v.tr.
1. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of: plan a campaign.
2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend: They plan to buy a house.
3. To draw or make a graphic representation of.
v.intr.
To make plans.

[French, alteration (influenced by plan, flat surface) of plant, ground plan, map, from planter, to plant, from Latin plantāre, from planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plan′ner n.
Synonyms: plan, blueprint, design, project, scheme, strategy
These nouns denote a method or program in accordance with which something is to be done or accomplished: an ambitious plan for achieving energy independence; a blueprint for reorganizing the company; a design for ending the conflict; a project for urban renewal; a grand scheme aimed at ending illiteracy; a strategy for economic recovery.

planning

(ˈplænɪŋ)
n
1. the process of deciding in detail how to do something before actually starting to do it. See also family planning
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) control by the local government of the way that land is used in an area and of what new buildings are built there
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.planning - an act of formulating a program for a definite course of actionplanning - an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
birth control, birth prevention, family planning - limiting the number of children born
preparation, readying - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
programing, programming, scheduling - setting an order and time for planned events
2.planning - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
design, designing - the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
city planning, town planning, urban planning - determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community
3.planning - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
arrangement, agreement - the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
applecart - the planning that is disrupted when someone `upsets the applecart'
malice aforethought, mens rea - (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
calculation, deliberation - planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
forethought, premeditation - planning or plotting in advance of acting

planning

noun arrangement, organization, setting up, working out, preparation(s), groundwork, forethought The trip needs careful planning.
Translations
تَخْطيطتَخْطِيط
plánováníprojektování
planlægning
suunnittelu
planificationplanigramme
planiranje
skipulag
計画
기획
plánovanie
planering
การวางแผน
planlamaplânlamatasarlama
quy hoạch

planning

[ˈplænɪŋ]
A. Nplanificación f
the trip needs careful planninghay que planear bien el viaje
we're still in the planning stage(s) or at the planning stageestamos todavía en la etapa de la planificación
see also family B
see also town B
B. CPD [committee, department, process] → de planificación
planning board N (US) → comisión f planificadora
planning officer Nfuncionario/a m/f de urbanismo
planning permission Npermiso m de obra
planning regulations Nnormas fpl urbanísticas

planning

[ˈplænɪŋ] n
(= organization) → planification f
The trip needs careful planning → Le voyage nécessite une préparation méticuleuse. family planning
(also town planning) → urbanisme mplanning application n (British)demande f de permis de construireplanning department nservice m de l'urbanismeplanning permission n (British)permis m de construire

planning

nPlanung f

planning

in cpdsPlanungs-; planning commissionPlanungsausschuss m; planning permissionBaugenehmigung f

planning

[ˈplænɪŋ] n (Pol, Econ) → pianificazione f (Industry) → progettazione f

plan

(plan) noun
1. an idea of how to do something; a method of doing something. If everyone follows this plan, we will succeed; I have worked out a plan for making a lot of money.
2. an intention or arrangement. My plan is to rob a bank and leave the country quickly; What are your plans for tomorrow?
3. a drawing, diagram etc showing a building, town etc as if seen from above. These are the plans of/for our new house; a street-plan.
verbpast tense, past participle planned
1. (sometimes with on) to intend (to do something). We are planning on going to Italy this year; We were planning to go last year but we hadn't enough money; They are planning a trip to Italy.
2. to decide how something is to be done; to arrange (something). We are planning a party; We'll have to plan very carefully if we are to succeed.
3. to design (a building, town etc). This is the architect who planned the building.
ˈplanner noun
a person who plans (especially buildings etc). a town-planner.
ˈplanning noun
the act of planning. town-planning.
go according to plan
to happen as arranged or intended. The journey went according to plan.
plan ahead
to plan something a long time before it will happen etc.

planning

تَخْطِيط plánování planlægning Planung σχεδιασμός planificación suunnittelu planification planiranje pianificazione 計画 기획 planning planlegging planowanie planeamento, planejamento планирование planering การวางแผน planlama quy hoạch 计划

plan·ning

n. planeamiento, planificación; organización;
family ______ familiar.
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