Planing vs. Planning - What's the difference?

Planing


  •     Planing (boat) or hydroplaning, a method by which a hull skims over the surface of the water
  •     Hydroplaning (tires), a loss of traction caused by a layer of water between the tires and the road surface
  •     Using a plane (tool) to smooth a flat surface of a piece of wood
  •     Operating a Planer (metalworking) to produce a flat surface
  •     Harmonic planing (music), chords that move in parallel motion, thereby eliminating any feeling of harmonic progression
  •     Scaling and root planing, the removal of dental plaque
  •     Planing (shaping), material removal process

Planning

Planning is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills. There are even a couple of tests to measure someone’s capability of planning well. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. Also, planning has a specific process and is necessary for multiple occupations (particularly in fields such as management, business, etc.). In each field there are different types of plans that help companies achieve efficiency and effectiveness. An important, albeit often ignored aspect of planning, is the relationship it holds to forecasting. Forecasting can be described as predicting what the future will look like, whereas planning predicts what the future should look like for multiple scenarios. Planning combines forecasting with preparation of scenarios and how to react to them. Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If a person does it effectively, they can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map. When following a plan, a person can see how much they have progressed towards their project goal and how far they are from their destination.

Planing vs. Planning

Planing

Planning

Planing

1. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpleɪnɪŋ/
  • Homophone: plaining

2. Verb

planing

  1. present participle of plane

3. Noun

planing (plural planings)

  1. The act by which something is planed.
    • 1996, James N. McKean, ‎Mary Vanclay, Common Sense Instrument Care (page 44)
      The length of time between planings can be anywhere from one year to several, depending on the density of the wood, the amount you play, and the abrasiveness of your perspiration.


noun

 

  •    to function as a plane.
  •     to work with a plane.

    verb (used without object), planed, plan·ing.

        to remove by or as if by means of a plane (usually followed by away or off ).
        to smooth or dress with or as if with a plane or a planer.

    verb (used with object), planed, plan·ing.

      a trowellike tool for smoothing the surface of clay in a brick mold.
      Carpentry . any of various woodworking instruments for paring, truing, or smoothing, or for forming moldings, chamfers, rabbets, grooves, etc., by means of an inclined, adjustable blade moved along and against the piece being worked.



Planning

1. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈplænɪŋ/

2. Verb

planning

  1. present participle of plan

3. Noun

planning (countable and uncountable, plural plannings)

  1. (uncountable) Action of the verb to plan.
  2. The act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans.
  3. The act of making contingency plans.
  4. (informal, Britain) Planning permission.
    My neighbours were going to build an extension but they didn't get planning.

3.1. Usage notes

  • Planning is context-based. It may function as a gerund or verb in a participle, but care must be taken to avoid misuse with 'plan'.
  • Planning is almost never used in the plural, especially by native speakers. It sometimes appears in print, often in translated works especially in politics and management fields.

4. Further reading

  • planning on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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