Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of plan.
  • noun uncountable action of the verb to plan
  • noun the act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans
  • noun the act of making contingency plans

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
  • noun the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
  • noun the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

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Examples

  • The term planning is imbecilic; everything can change tomorrow.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • Similarly, in certain literature of the public sector (so-called public planning), the term planning has been used as a virtual synonym for decision making and project management (see, for example, the various writings of Nutt e.g., 1983, 1984).

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • Similarly, in certain literature of the public sector (so-called public planning), the term planning has been used as a virtual synonym for decision making and project management (see, for example, the various writings of Nutt e.g., 1983, 1984).

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • The term planning is imbecilic; everything can change tomorrow.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • George Steiner, probably the most prolific of the business planning writers, noted that the word planning comes from the Latin planum, “meaning flat surface” 1969:5.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • George Steiner, probably the most prolific of the business planning writers, noted that the word planning comes from the Latin planum, “meaning flat surface” 1969:5.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • For Constellation this ruins planning assumptions, as one assumption in planning is "science will roll over and play dead".

    Buzz is at it Again: Let's just change everything - NASA Watch

  • This comment should probably apply to the planning school in general, which could avoid a good deal of confusion by insisting that the word planning be used only with an adjective—other than “strategic”!

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • This comment should probably apply to the planning school in general, which could avoid a good deal of confusion by insisting that the word planning be used only with an adjective—other than “strategic”!

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

  • In my part of the Tokyo area there are plans for no less than four lines to be made, some of those plans will happen others may change (demographics, budgets, etc.), but this type of long term planning is what makes it happen.

    Matthew Yglesias » Yes They Can

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