Definition of planning in English:


Line breaks: plan|ning
Pronunciation: /ˈplanɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The process of making plans for something: mass production methods call for detailed planning [as modifier]: the planning stages of the operation
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    • The safety plan is crucial to the whole process of project safety planning and coordination.
    • Consider whether you need to re-energize your growth strategy planning process with your key managers.
    • The risk management planning process begins with goal setting and the creation of risk management policy.
    preparation(s), organization, arrangement, forethought, design, designing, drafting, working out, setting up, groundwork
  • 1.1The control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a licence must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one: planning applications
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    • The claimant is the local planning authority, having statutory powers of enforcement in connection with Kings Farm.
    • However, local planning authorities should examine applications for changes to residential use with particular care.
    • So here, he submits, that it must be for the local planning authority to establish that this was indeed a classified road.

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