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Plan vs. Strategy

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Plannoun

A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

‘The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.’;

Strategynoun

The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of warfare.

Plannoun

A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

‘He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.’;

Strategynoun

A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal.

Plannoun

A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

‘Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.’;

Strategynoun

The use of advance planning to succeed in politics or business.

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Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Strategynoun

The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.

Plannoun

A subscription to a service; e.g., a phone plan, an Internet plan.

Strategynoun

The use of stratagem or artifice.

Planverb

(transitive) To design (a building, machine, etc.).

‘The architect planned the building for the client.’;

Strategynoun

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

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Planverb

(transitive) To create a plan for.

‘They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.’;

Strategynoun

the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

Planverb

(intransitive) To intend.

‘He planned to go, but work intervened.’;

Strategy

Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, ) is a general plan to achieve one or more long-term or overall goals under conditions of uncertainty. In the sense of the , which included several subsets of skills including military tactics, siegecraft, logistics etc., the term came into use in the 6th century C.E. in Eastern Roman terminology, and was translated into Western vernacular languages only in the 18th century.

‘art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship’; ‘art of the general’;

Planverb

See plan on.

‘I was planning on going, but something came up.’;

Planverb

(intransitive) To make a plan.

‘They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies.’;

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Plannoun

A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

Plannoun

A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

‘God's plans like lines pure and white unfold.’;

Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

‘The simple plan,That they should take who have the power,And they should keep who can.’;

Planverb

To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

Planverb

To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

‘Even in penance, planning sins anew.’;

Plannoun

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;

‘they drew up a six-step plan’; ‘they discussed plans for a new bond issue’;

Plannoun

an arrangement scheme;

‘the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult’; ‘it was an excellent design for living’; ‘a plan for seating guests’;

Plannoun

scale drawing of a structure;

‘the plans for City Hall were on file’;

Planverb

have the will and intention to carry out some action;

‘He plans to be in graduate school next year’; ‘The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion’;

Planverb

make plans for something;

‘He is planning a trip with his family’;

Planverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

‘They contrived to murder their boss’; ‘design a new sales strategy’; ‘plan an attack’;

Planverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

‘design a better mousetrap’; ‘plan the new wing of the museum’;

Plan

A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with details of timing and resources, used to achieve an objective to do something. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal.

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