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  • n. The intelligent planning of the means to achieve a desired end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Progress consciously planned and produced by intelligently directed effort.


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  • The intelligent direction of effort toward the achievement of an end.

    December 4, 2007