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English definition of “planning”

planning

noun [U] uk   /ˈplæn.ɪŋ/ us  

planning noun [U] (DECIDING)

B2 the act of deciding how to do something: Events like these take months of careful planning.Plans and arrangements

planning noun [U] (DESIGNING)

C1 the process of deciding how land in a particular area will be used and designing plans for it: town/environmental/urban planning the planning department of the local councilCivil engineering in general
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