an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
"the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
planning, preparation, provision(noun)
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
action of the verb to plan
the act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans
the act of making contingency plans
Planning is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning involves the creation and maintenance of a plan. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. This thought process is essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or integration of it with other plans; that is, it combines forecasting of developments with the preparation of scenarios of how to react to them. An important, albeit often ignored aspect of planning, is the relationship it holds with forecasting. Forecasting can be described as predicting what the future will look like, whereas planning predicts what the future should look like. The counterpart to planning is spontaneous order.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Planning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1117
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Planning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #844
Rank popularity for the word 'Planning' in Nouns Frequency: #469
The numerical value of Planning in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Planning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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