Planing vs. Planning

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Planing and Planning is that the Planing is a not an independent word but used with used with other words to convey their meaning i.e. hydroplaning and Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal.

  • Planing

    •     Planing (boat) or hydroplaning, a method by which a hull skims over the surface of the water
    •     Hydroplaning (tires), a loss of traction caused by a layer of water between the tires and the road surface
    •     Using a plane (tool) to smooth a flat surface of a piece of wood
    •     Operating a Planer (metalworking) to produce a flat surface
    •     Harmonic planing (music), chords that move in parallel motion, thereby eliminating any feeling of harmonic progression
    •     Scaling and root planing, the removal of dental plaque
    •     Planing (shaping), material removal process
  • Planning

    Planning is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills. There are even a couple of tests to measure someone’s capability of planning well. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior.

    Also, planning has a specific process and is necessary for multiple occupations (particularly in fields such as management, business, etc.). In each field there are different types of plans that help companies achieve efficiency and effectiveness. An important, albeit often ignored aspect of planning, is the relationship it holds to forecasting. Forecasting can be described as predicting what the future will look like, whereas planning predicts what the future should look like for multiple scenarios. Planning combines forecasting with preparation of scenarios and how to react to them. Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If a person does it effectively, they can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map. When following a plan, a person can see how much they have progressed towards their project goal and how far they are from their destination.

  • Planing (verb)

    present participle of plane

  • Planing (noun)

    The act by which something is planed.

  • Planning (verb)

    present participle of plan

  • Planning (noun)

    Action of the verb to plan.

  • Planning (noun)

    The act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans.

  • Planning (noun)

    The act of making contingency plans.

  • Planning (noun)

    Planning permission.

    “My neighbours were going to build an extension but they didn’t get planning.”

  • Planning (noun)

    the process of making plans for something

    “the planning stages of the operation”

    “mass production methods call for detailed planning”

  • Planning (noun)

    the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a licence must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one

    “planning applications”

Oxford Dictionary

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