Definition of five-year plan in English:

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five-year plan

Pronunciation: /ˈˌfīv ˌyi(ə)r ˈplan/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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