plan·​ning ˈpla-niŋ How to pronounce planning (audio)
: 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 Before that, Devine held various other positions at Sky, including as program director, content resource planning and as group metadata director, following years in TV production and broadcast facilities management across the independent sector. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2024 The district provides municipal services such as firefighting, planning and mosquito control, among other things, and was controlled by Disney supporters for most of its five decades until the DeSantis appointees took it over last year. Mike Schneider, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 Roth will also develop programs for the Recording Academy’s Grammy Awards season sponsors and create the strategic planning and sales strategy for developing new business and revenue opportunities. Paul Grein, Billboard, 9 Apr. 2024 Regardless of how otherworldly this event is and how much planning people have dedicated to experiencing it in person, the internet is being the internet and providing an eclipse experience of its own. GIFs, quips and skits are flooding social media platforms like X on Monday. Kinsey Crowley, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Part of the planning for the 2024 total solar eclipse should have included purchasing special glasses. Jason Rossi, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2024 The political party of former President Aristide has chosen Leslie Voltaire, who studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has a master’s degree in urban planning from Cornell University in New York. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 8 Apr. 2024 First workshop session results in roughly $16 million in requests, ranging from additional visitor center funding to extra pot hole repair work Facebook Springs brings rain showers, flowers — and, at Encinitas City Hall, full-scale budget planning for the coming fiscal year. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 Reports have also started to emerge about the succession planning, including in CNBC and THR. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planning was in 1730

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“Planning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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