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planning

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈplænɪŋ/
the process of planning activities or events in an organized way so that they are successful or happen on time: The proposed infrastructure requires investment and planning, but it is possible.the planning process/stage/system The project is still currently at the planning stage. Contingency planning is underway, so that if one particular system does fail it will not seriously affect our ability to regulate the securities markets. advance/long-term/forward planning careful/detailed planning business/retirement/career planning
PROPERTY, TRANSPORT the activity of planning where buildings, roads, etc. are placed in a town or city: city/town/urban planning the planning committee/department/authority planning regulations/restrictions
→  See also corporate planning , economic planning , enterprise resource planning , estate planning , financial planning , human resource planning , manpower planning , materials requirement planning , media planning , strategic planning
(Definition of planning from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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