plan·​ning | \ ˈpla-niŋ How to pronounce planning (audio) \

Definition of planning

: 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

Careful planning made the party a success.
Recent Examples on the Web The high-profile Jan. 6 congressional hearings on the planning of the attack on the U.S. Capitol also have spotlighted the harassment that poll workers faced in the wake of the 2020 election. Perry Stein And Tom Hamburger, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2022 Gosar has been linked to white supremacists and the planning of the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot. Tara Kavaler, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 Chris Pettit had been practicing law for more than three decades, specializing in estate planning and personal-injury cases. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Aug. 2022 Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday that the first ship carrying agricultural products traveled via a humanitarian corridor agreed on between Russia and Ukraine and that Russian officers took part in the planning. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 His death is unlikely to halt any attacks that are already in the planning. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 2 Aug. 2022 Advocates say the county has not invested enough in planning or infrastructure to house the region’s farmworkers — many of whom are undocumented and are hesitant to speak up about poor housing conditions. New York Times, 31 July 2022 The other members of the police department named in the suit are supervisors or were involved in the planning of the traffic stop. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 28 July 2022 Waterfall countertops are a statement, that’s for sure; which is why designing around them can require some tact in spatial planning. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 28 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of planning

1730, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Planning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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