- nounADJECTIVE▪ careful, detailed, meticulous, thoughtful▪ poor▪ initial▪
the initial planning stage▪ advance, forward▪
The trip calls for careful advance planning.▪ contingency▪
Costs can be reduced by effective contingency planning.▪ central▪
the Soviet system of central planning▪ long-range, long-term▪ short-term▪ corporate▪ family▪
They give free advice on contraception at the family planning clinic.▪ city, town, urban▪ business, economic, educational, environmental, financial, military, strategic▪ retirement▪ estate (esp. AmE)▪
an attorney who specializes in estate planningVERB + PLANNING▪ call for, need, require, take▪
This can be done, but it will take careful planning.▪ do▪
The industry needs to do some long-term planning.PLANNING + NOUN▪ phase, stage▪
The idea is still at the planning stage.▪ process▪ decisions, issues▪ services▪ meeting▪ application (BrE)▪ approval, consent, permission (all esp. BrE)▪
We've applied for planning permission to build an extension to the house.▪ authority (BrE), committee (esp. BrE), department (esp. BrE)▪
The plans were considered by the local planning authority.PREPOSITION▪ in the planning▪
The festival was four years in the planning.▪ planning for▪
Planning for future development is vital for the community.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.