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"planning" in British English

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planningnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈplæn.ɪŋ/

planning noun [U] (DECIDING)

B2 the ​act of ​deciding how to do something: Events like these take ​months of ​careful planning.
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planning noun [U] (DESIGNING)

C1 the ​process of ​deciding how ​land in a ​particulararea will be used and ​designingplans for it: town/​environmental/​urban planning the planning ​department of the ​localcouncil
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(Definition of planning from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"planning" in Business English

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planningnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈplænɪŋ/
the ​process of planning ​activities or ​events in an ​organized way so that they are ​successful or ​happen on ​time: The ​proposedinfrastructurerequiresinvestment 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
(Definition of planning from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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