master plan
noun Date: 1914 a plan giving overall guidance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • master plan — n [C usually singular] a detailed plan for controlling everything that happens in a complicated situation ▪ The job losses were part of a master plan aimed at transforming the structure of the company. ▪ a master plan to modernize the health care …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • master plan — master plans N COUNT A master plan is a clever plan that is intended to help someone succeed in a very difficult or important task. ...the master plan for the reform of the economy …   English dictionary

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  • master plan — noun a long term outline of a project or government function the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development • Hypernyms: ↑plan, ↑program, ↑programme * * * noun, pl ⋯ plans [count] : a detailed plan for doing something that will… …   Useful english dictionary

  • master-plan — /mas teuhr plan , mah steuhr /, v.t., master planned, master planning. 1. to construct a master plan for: to master plan one s career. 2. to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long range plan that… …   Universalium

  • master-plan — /mas teuhr plan , mah steuhr /, v.t., master planned, master planning. 1. to construct a master plan for: to master plan one s career. 2. to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long range plan that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • master plan — noun (countable usually singular) a detailed plan for controlling everything that happens in a complicated situation: an irrigation master plan …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • master plan — mas′ter plan′ n. cvb a general plan for achieving an objective • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • master plan — /ˈmastə plæn/ (say mahstuh plan) noun a comprehensive plan, often lacking detail on individual items, but providing an overall picture …   Australian English dictionary

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