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NOUN (3)

1. an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action;
- Example: "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

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

3. the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;
- Example: "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
[syn: planning, preparation, provision]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plan \Plan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planned; p. pr. & vb. n. Planning.] 1. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram. [1913 Webster] 2. To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country. [1913 Webster] Even in penance, planning sins anew. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

planning n 1: an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than the trip itself" 2: the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise 3: 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" [syn: planning, preparation, provision]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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