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planning

noun
     
plan‧ning [uncountable]
the process of thinking about and deciding on a plan for achieving or making something
good/bad/careful etc planning
A little careful planning is important in gardening.
'How did you manage to be so late?' 'Just bad planning.'
A little forward planning (=thinking about how to do something before doing it) can save you a lot of expense.
Good financial planning is vital to business success.

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