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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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