planning

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noun plan·ning \ˈpla-niŋ\

Definition of planning

  1. :  the act or process of making or carrying out plans; specifically :  the establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit city planning business planning

Examples of planning in a Sentence

  1. Careful planning made the party a success.

1730

First Known Use of planning

1730


PLANNING Defined for English Language Learners

planning

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noun plan·ning \ˈpla-niŋ\

Definition of planning for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of making a plan to achieve or do something



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