five-year plan

noun

often capitalized F&Y&P
1
: one of a continuing series of Soviet governmental programs designed to achieve usually specified goals in the planned, coordinated, and cumulative development of the Soviet economy and other sectors of Soviet life (as education and science) over a period of five years
2
: a national governmental program of planned, coordinated, and cumulative economic and social development over a period of five years

Word History

Etymology

translation of Russian pyatiletka

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“Five-year plan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/five-year%20plan. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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