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[plan-er] /ˈplæn ər/
a person who plans.
a book, similar to a desk calendar, for recording appointments, things to be done, etc.
Origin of planner
1710-20; plan + -er1 Unabridged
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  • It points up the dilemma of the emergency response planner.
  • The fossil record appears to be inconsistent such a perfect planner.
  • To a strategic planner's ear, no sweeter syllables existed.
  • Not every art exhibition doubles as a summer vacation planner.
  • The goal was to garner a hiring committee's notice, an editor's eye, a conference planner's desire.
  • The reservation form is included in the backcountry trip planner, available from the backcountry office.
  • If you're a military planner, you try to weigh options.
  • But in certain cases, it's an economic truism that a social planner can produce better outcomes than the market.
  • The social planner probably would penalize those employers paying the minimum wage in order to encourage them to raise wages.
  • Yet the outcome, through the operation of the invisible hand, serves the public good better than any social planner could ever do.
British Dictionary definitions for planner


a person who makes plans, esp for the development of a town, building, etc
a chart for recording future appointments, tasks, goals, etc
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Word Origin and History for planner

1716, "one who plans," agent noun from plan (v.). Derogatory variant planster attested from 1945. Meaning "book or device that enables one to plan" is from 1971.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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planner in Technology

A language for writing theorem provers by Carl Hewitt MIT 1967. Never fully implemented.
CONNIVER was an outgrowth of PLANNER and microPLANNER a subset. PLASMA is a PLANNER-like system modelled on Actors. See also POPLER, QLISP, Scheme.
["PLANNER: A Language for Proving Theorems in Robots", Carl Hewitt, Proc IJCAI-69, Wash DC, May 1969].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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