Definitions for planning
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word planning.
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, 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"
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 regarding the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning is based on foresight, the fundamental capacity for mental time travel. The evolution of forethought, the capacity to think ahead, is considered to have been a prime mover in human evolution. Planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. It involves the use of logic and imagination to visualise not only a desired end result, but the steps necessary to achieve that result. An important aspect of planning is its relationship to forecasting. Forecasting aims to predict what the future will look like, while planning imagines what the future could look like. Planning according to established principles is a core part of many professional occupations, particularly in fields such as management and business. Once a plan has been developed it is possible to measure and assess progress, efficiency and effectiveness. As circumstances change, plans may need to be modified or even abandoned.
Planning is the process of creating a detailed outline or course of action to achieve specific goals or objectives within a given timeframe. It involves assessing the current situation, setting concrete objectives, identifying the necessary steps and resources required, and organizing and scheduling tasks to ensure successful implementation. Planning can be applied to various aspects of life, such as personal, professional, or organizational, and is crucial for maximizing efficiency, minimizing risks, and attaining desired outcomes.
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.
To think, plan, map and create a goal, task, plan or project.
Planning is important for achievement.
Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2020
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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Rank popularity for the word 'planning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1117
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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
It’s been widely reported that baby boomers are worried about their retirement, but the financial planning and retirement concerns of Generation X have gotten less attention, while our study confirms that many boomers still lack confidence about their future, it reveals alarming realities about the significant angst and pessimism Gen X feels regarding the current and future state of their finances. They’re the next generation that’s quickly approaching retirement and their hands-off approach to planning and preparation is alarming.
The plan started by looking at 20 years down the road, with the year 2032 as the major milestone for long-term planning, recently, however, we have revised the outlook together with our stakeholders to focus on 2040 as the major milestone for long-term energy planning in Saudi Arabia.
We continue to conduct detailed military planning with the Turkish General Staff to address Turkish security concerns along the Turkey-Syria border. Planning to date has been productive and we have an initial concept that will be refined in the coming days. We are also conducting planning with other members of the Coalition who have indicated an intent to support the transition phase of operations into Syria.
Planning for clean air, clean water and green cover was integral to Singapore's city planning.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
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- planificacióCatalan, Valencian
- Planen, PlanungGerman
- dealbhadhScottish Gaelic
- nahat’áNavajo, Navaho
- lập kế hoạchVietnamese
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