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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
French, [[plane]], [[foundation]], ground plan; partly from [[Latin]] planum level ground, from neuter of planus level; partly from French planter to plant, fix in place, from Late Latin plantare
 
French, [[plane]], [[foundation]], ground plan; partly from [[Latin]] planum level ground, from neuter of planus level; partly from French planter to plant, fix in place, from Late Latin plantare
*Date: [http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_Century 1706]
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*Date: [https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_Century 1706]
 
==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
 
*1 : a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane: as a : a top or horizontal view of an object b : a large-scale map of a small area
 
*1 : a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane: as a : a top or horizontal view of an object b : a large-scale map of a small area
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The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning [[classifications]] are not [[independent]] of one another. For instance, there is a close [[relationship]] between the short-and long-term categories and the [[strategic]] and operational categories.
 
The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning [[classifications]] are not [[independent]] of one another. For instance, there is a close [[relationship]] between the short-and long-term categories and the [[strategic]] and operational categories.
  
It is common for less [[formal]] plans to be created as [[abstract]] [[ideas]], and remain in that [[form]] as they are maintained and put to use. More formal plans as used for [[business]] and military [[purposes]], while initially created with and as an [[abstract]] [[thought]], are likely to be written down, drawn up or otherwise stored in a [[form]] that is accessible to multiple people across [[time and space]]. This allows more reliable [[collaboration]] in the [[execution]] of the plan.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan]
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It is common for less [[formal]] plans to be created as [[abstract]] [[ideas]], and remain in that [[form]] as they are maintained and put to use. More formal plans as used for [[business]] and military [[purposes]], while initially created with and as an [[abstract]] [[thought]], are likely to be written down, drawn up or otherwise stored in a [[form]] that is accessible to multiple people across [[time and space]]. This allows more reliable [[collaboration]] in the [[execution]] of the plan.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan]
  
 
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[[Category: General Reference]]

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Etymology

French, plane, foundation, ground plan; partly from Latin planum level ground, from neuter of planus level; partly from French planter to plant, fix in place, from Late Latin plantare

Definitions

  • 1 : a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane: as a : a top or horizontal view of an object b : a large-scale map of a small area
  • 2 a : a method for achieving an end b : an often customary method of doing something : procedure c : a detailed formulation of a program of action d : goal, aim
  • 3 : an orderly arrangement of parts of an overall design or objective
  • 4 : a detailed program (as for payment or the provision of some service) <pension plan>

For lessons on the topic of Plans, follow this link.

Synonym

design, plot, scheme, project mean a method devised for making or doing something or achieving an end. plan always implies mental formulation and sometimes graphic representation

Description

A plan is typically any procedure used to achieve an objective. It is a set of intended actions, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

Plans can be formal or informal:

The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning classifications are not independent of one another. For instance, there is a close relationship between the short-and long-term categories and the strategic and operational categories.

It is common for less formal plans to be created as abstract ideas, and remain in that form as they are maintained and put to use. More formal plans as used for business and military purposes, while initially created with and as an abstract thought, are likely to be written down, drawn up or otherwise stored in a form that is accessible to multiple people across time and space. This allows more reliable collaboration in the execution of the plan.[1]