five-year plan

noun, often capitalized F&Y&P

Definition of five-year plan 

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

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translation of Russian pyatiletka

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