Plan meaning

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A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.
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An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective.

A plan for improving math instruction.

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The definition of a plan is a document, program or diagram that shows how to proceed.

An example of a plan is a list of tasks for accomplishing a project.

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To plan is defined as to develop a scheme or program to get something done.

An example of to plan is a teacher coming up with the curriculum for her class.

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A proposed or intended course of action.

Had no plans for the evening.

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Any outline or sketch.
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A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline.

A seating plan; the plan of a story.

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In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.
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A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit.

A pension plan.

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To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of.

Plan a campaign.

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To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend.

They plan to buy a house.

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To draw or make a graphic representation of.
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To make plans.
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A drawing or diagram showing the arrangement in horizontal section of a structure, piece of ground, etc.
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In perspective, any of several planes thought of as perpendicular to the line of sight and between the eye and the object.
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To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
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To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging.
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To have in mind as a project or purpose.
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To make plans.
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(nautical, military) The People's Liberation Army Navy.
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(US) A particular standardized examination taken by high-school students.
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Origin of plan

  • French alteration (influenced by plan flat surface) of plant ground plan, map from planter to plant from Latin plantāre from planta sole of the foot plat- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition