What does planning mean?

Definitions for planning
plan·ning

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word planning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. planningnoun

    an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action

    "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

  2. planningnoun

    the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

  3. planning, preparation, provisionnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. planningnoun

    action of the verb to plan

  2. planningnoun

    the act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans

  3. planningnoun

    the act of making contingency plans

Webster Dictionary

  1. Planning

    of Plan

Freebase

  1. Planning

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. planning

    To think, plan, map and create a goal, task, plan or project.

    Planning is important for achievement.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2020  
  2. planningverb

    Verb form of the word plan.

    Planning in life is vital for achieving goals, tasks, projects and achievements.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'planning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1117

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'planning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #844

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'planning' in Nouns Frequency: #469

How to pronounce planning?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of planning in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of planning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of planning in a Sentence

  1. Angela Campbell-Noe:

    We're increasingly doing crisis training and scenario-planning with companies, as speed and preparation are hugely important if a shareholder turns hostile, companies are starting to look at their share registers and asking, 'Could this happen to me?'.

  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We know that groups based in the City are planning to leave for Dublin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. We are working on measures that could help strengthen our attractiveness. I think notably about taxation or the status of expatriates, to major international companies I say, 'Welcome to Paris! Come invest in France'!

  3. Newt Gingrich:

    My advice would be : Why don't you schedule three rallies in three Democratic districts and have people show up -- see how Democrats feel about that kind of direct pressure ? he ought to start planning right now. Reaching out to individual Democrats and ignoring Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

  4. Faiz Shakur:

    What is different of course this time is were built to win and planning to win from the very beginning.

  5. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby:

    We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.

Images & Illustrations of planning

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