What does planning mean?

Definitions for planning
plan·ning

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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

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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. Walter Shaub:

    The idea that you can be a postmaster general and hold tens of millions in stocks in a postal service contractor is pretty shocking, it could be that he's planning on selling it, but I don't understand the delay. He has managed to divest a lot of other things. And if he wasn't prepared to sell that off, he shouldn't have taken the job.

  2. Dana White:

    Consistent with President Trump's commitment and in concert with our Republic of South Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive' wargame'( Freedom Guardian), we are still coordinating additional actions. No decisions on subsequent wargames have been made.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    I'm planning on (running) right now, that's what my current plans are.

  4. Joaniko Kohchi:

    There’s going to be unquestionably a period of adjustment that will continue ; planning and flexibility is really important.

  5. Stuart Levey:

    He has involved himself in every aspect of the supply chain of terrorism — fundraising for terrorist groups, recruiting and training operatives, and planning and ordering attacks on innocents.

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