Definition of five-year plan in English:

five-year plan

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noun

  • (Especially in the former Soviet Union) a government plan for economic development over five years. The first such plan in the Soviet Union was inaugurated in 1928.
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    • With the intensity of a Stalinist Five-Year Plan the Irish and African workers toil in conditions of ferocious heat.
    • But for all the prosperity that the new USSR has achieved under the leadership of someone who can personally fulfil a Five-Year Plan in minutes, vestiges of the old totalitarianism remain.
    • Its first major initiative is the development of a Five-Year Plan based on a State-wide consultation with families and children.

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