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English definition of “planning”

planning

noun [U] (DESIGNING)    /ˈplæn.ɪŋ/
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
(Definition of planning noun (DESIGNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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