Definition of “planning” - English Dictionary

“planning” in British English

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planningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplæn.ɪŋ/ us /ˈplæn.ɪŋ/

(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 /ˈplænɪŋ/ us

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.
careful/detailed planning

PROPERTY, TRANSPORT the activity of planning where buildings, roads, etc. are placed in a town or city:

city/town/urban planning

(Definition of “planning” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)