1728, "make a plan of; put on paper the parts, dimensions, and methods of construction of," from plan (n.). By 1737 as "to scheme, to devise ways and means for (the doing of something)." Related: Planned; planning; plans. Planned economy is attested by 1931. Planned Parenthood (1942) formerly was Birth Control Federation of America.
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Definitions of planning
an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action;
the planning was more fun than the trip itself
the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise;
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