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  1. plan·ning
    IPA[ˈplaniNG]
  2. noun

    • 1. the process of making plans for something:

      mass production methods call for detailed planning the planning stages of the operation
    • 2. the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a license must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one:

      the local planning authority
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: planning

    • noun

      the process of making plans for something:

      the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a licence must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one:

    • noun

      a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something:

      a program that facilitates the regular payment of contributions toward a pension, savings account, or insurance policy:

    • verb

      decide on and arrange in advance:

      design or make a plan of (something to be made or built):

    • noun

      a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something:

      a scheme for the regular payment of contributions towards a pension, savings account, or insurance policy:

    • verb

      decide on and make arrangements for in advance:

      design or make a plan of (something to be made or built):

    • noun

      the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of artificial contraception or voluntary sterilization:

      artificial contraception:

    • noun

      another term for city planning
    • noun

      the length of time into the future that is accounted for in a particular plan:
    • noun

      the planning and control of the construction, growth, and development of a town or other urban area.
    • noun

      the practice of controlling the number of children one has and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization:

      contraception:

    • noun

      formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development.
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