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English noun: planning

1. planning (act) an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action

SamplesThe planning was more fun than the trip itself.

Broader (hypernym)preparation, readying

Narrower (hyponym)birth control, birth prevention, family planning, programing, programming, scheduling

2. planning (act) the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

Broader (hypernym)design, designing

Narrower (hyponym)city planning, town planning, urban planning

3. planning (cognition) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

SamplesHis planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties.

Synonymspreparation, provision

Broader (hypernym)cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process

Narrower (hyponym)agreement, applecart, arrangement, calculation, deliberation, forethought, malice aforethought, mens rea, premeditation

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