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English definition of “plan”

plan

noun [C/U] (METHOD)   /plæn/
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. A plan is also an arrangement for investment: [C] a pension/savings plan 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.
(Definition of plan noun (METHOD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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