planning has definitions from the field of psychology
[ noun ] an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action


"the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The House passed finally , and sent to the Senate , a bill extending the State_Health_Department 's authority to give planning assistance to cities .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Most recreation work calls_for a good_deal of pre planning .

In recent years many counties and the U._S._Forest_Service have taken aerial photos which show features in_detail and are very good for planning use .

These are a great aid for planning use back at the office .

For site planning work , it is best to have a qualified and experienced park planner to carry_through the study .

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

Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Has the probable price situation in your field been forecast as a basis for future planning ?

Providing good customer service requires as thorough a marketing and general management planning job as the original selling of the product .

Good service starts with product design and planning :

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

Every policy officer cannot help but be a planning officer .

Related terms

design city_planning design

[ noun ] (psychology) 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"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

All political interests supported electoral planning , although there are some signs that the inherent uncertainties of a popular judgment led to some procrastination .

From the rather tortuous history of electoral planning in Morocco an important point emerges concerning the first elections in a developing country and evaluating their results .

The tendency to treat elections as an instrument of self-interest rather_than an instrument of national interest had two important effects on electoral planning in Morocco .