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plan

noun  /plæn/ us  

plan noun (METHOD)

[C/U] a method for doing or achieving something, usually involving a series of actions or stages, or something you have arranged to do: [C] The financial plan calls for growth of 5% next year. [C] They had plans to have dinner at a local restaurant. [C/U] A plan is also an arrangement for investment: [C] a pension/savings plan [C/U] If something goes according to plan, it happens the way you wanted it to: [U] Producing a new movie rarely goes exactly according to plan.

plan noun (MAP)

[C] a drawing that shows the shape, size, and position of important details of a building or other structure, or of objects within it: The floor plan showed us exactly where everyone’s office would be.

plan

verb  /plæn/ (-nn-) us  

plan verb (METHOD)

[I/T] to think about and decide on a method for doing or achieving something: [+ to infinitive] She’s planning to visit her sister in Australia next year. [I always + adv/prep] He planned on taking his vacation in July. [I always + adv/prep] You’ve got to plan ahead and save your money for your retirement.
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