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master plan

a general plan or program for achieving an objective.
Origin of master plan


[mas-ter-plan, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌplæn, ˈmɑ stər-/
verb (used with object), master-planned, master-planning.
to construct a master plan for:
to master-plan one's career.
to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long-range plan that balances and harmonizes all elements:
The engineers master-planned the island to provide for increases in the tourist population. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In that sense, harvesting natural resources trickles down through the master plan all the way into the buildings.
  • There is far more awe and wonder in a universe where there is no master plan.
  • There is no design and there certainly is no master plan on the long term.
  • The club researched the idea of the garden, looked into the landscaping and raised money from members to create a master plan.
  • Let each family member make a list of his or her priorities for rides and shows, and use this to create the master plan.
  • It also means a willingness to laugh off legal challenges, which is part two of the master plan.
  • Collaborate effectively with the college and the district in implementing and enhancing a facilities master plan.
  • The firm designed a master plan for the campus, based on pedestrian-friendly spaces, but it was never followed.
  • Even if a landscape master plan already exists, it won't take shape without professional attention.
  • And the master plan for the campus has been reviewed, although money for construction has not yet arrived.
British Dictionary definitions for master plan

master plan

a comprehensive long-term strategy
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