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Plan

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plan

1. A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

2. A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition. God's plans like lines pure and white unfold. (M. R. Smith)

3. A method; a way of procedure; a custom. The simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can. (Wordsworth) body plan, floor plan, etc. See Body, Floor, etc.

Synonym: scheme, draught, delineation, plot, sketch, project, design, contrivance, device. See Scheme.

Origin: F, fr. L. Planus flat, level. See Plain.