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noun [countable] plan pronunciation in American English /plæn/
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  1. 1
    a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you to achieve something
    an economic/spending/corporate plan
    a peace plan
    make/work out/outline a plan: We need to make a plan before we can start on the project.
    go/run according to plan: Everything went according to plan (=there were no problems).
    a change of plan: There’s been a change of plan. The meeting will now take place in Berlin.
    ahead of plan (=earlier than expected): The building was completed ahead of plan.
    have/make plans for something: We don’t have any plans for our vacation yet.
    plan to do something: The administration has announced plans to reduce the use of pesticides in food production.
  2. 2
    something that you intend to do and make arrangements to achieve
    Her plan is to move to France after she graduates.


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