What does planning mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. planning(noun)

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

    "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

  2. planning(noun)

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

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. planning(Noun)

    action of the verb to plan

  2. planning(Noun)

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

  3. planning(Noun)

    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. planning

    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  

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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say planning in sign language?

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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. Anna Sophie Goschin:

    We make a lot of garments with a categorized sizing system, but with planning and designing digitally, we can simulate the garment before production in the 3D manner, working directly with the shape of the body.

  2. Alex Wurz:

    If it's from scratch and they don't have any roads down, they would need to be very advanced with not only their detailed planning but also tendering to find the correct contractors to build the place, in a crash program for the civil engineering you could maybe manage in six to nine months but that's pretty magic.

  3. Berin Szoka:

    Yet broadband deployment remains unnecessarily difficult because of red tape, high fees and poor infrastructure planning at all levels of government, fixing that could bring faster, cheaper broadband to millions of Americans, especially in rural areas.

  4. Vanessa Pappas:

    We're not planning on going anywhere, when it comes to safety and security, we're building the safest app because we know it's the right thing to do... We're here for the long run.

  5. Irvine Commissioner Anthony Kuo:

    I hate to say this but the homeless that are planning to come here really represent the worst of them because they’re the ones that are n’t following the rules, that don’t want to give up the drugs, that don’t want to accept services or housing.

Images & Illustrations of planning

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