Definition of planning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈplænɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈplænɪŋ//
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  1. 1  the act or process of making plans for something financial planning see also family planning
  2. 2= town planning
  3. Extra examples Costs can be reduced by effective contingency planning. Deciding the agenda is the most vital aspect of pre-meeting planning. Planning for future development is vital for the community. The festival was four years in the planning. The idea is still at the planning stage. The industry needs to do some long-term planning. The plans were considered by the local planning authority. The trip calls for careful advance planning. They give free advice on contraception at the family planning clinic. This can be done, but it will take careful planning. We’ve applied for planning permission to build an extension to the house. an attorney who specializes in estate planning the Soviet system of central planning the initial planning stage He attended a business planning course. Planning for the future makes some people nervous. Sensible planning will minimize disruption to the schedule. Teachers should always be involved in the curriculum planning process. The department is responsible for all financial planning. The team leader emphasized the importance of planning. The whole process will be easier if you do some careful planning. Thoughtful planning is the key to dinner party success. With a bit of forward planning you can avoid debt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: planning