present participle of plan
The act or process by which something is organized.
(uncountable) Action of the verb to plan.
The act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans.
The act of making contingency plans.
‘My neighbours were going to build an extension but they didn't get 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’;
the process of making plans for something
‘the planning stages of the operation’; ‘mass production methods call for detailed planning’;
the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a licence must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one
Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It is the first and foremost activity to achieve desired results.