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Roget category 626

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.1. Conceptional volition

#626. Plan


plan, scheme, design, projectproposal, proposition, suggestionresolution, motionprecaution etc. (provision) 673deep-laid plan etc. (premeditated) 611system etc. (order) 58organization etc. (arrangement) 60germ etc. (cause) 153.
sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche [Fr.], brouillon [Fr.]rough cast, rough draft, draught copycopyproof, revise.
drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation) 554.
forecast, program, programme, prospectuscarte du pays [Fr.]cardbill, protocolorder of the day, list of agendabill of fare etc. (food) 298base of operationsplatform, plank, slate [U.S.], ticket [U.S.].
rolepolicy etc. (line of conduct) 692.
contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, devicepipelaying [U.S.]stratagem etc. (cunning) 702trick etc. (deception) 545alternative, loopholeshift etc. (substitute) 147last shift etc. (necessity) 601.
measure, stepstroke, stroke of policymaster stroketrump card, court cardcheval de bataille [Fr.], great guncoup, coup d'etat [Fr.]clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good strokebright thought, bright idea.
intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machinationsubplot, underplot, counterplot.
schemer, schemist, schematiststrategist, machinatorprojector, artist, promoter, designer etc. v. — conspiratorintrigant etc. (cunning) 702.


plan, scheme, design, frame, contrive, project, forecast, sketchdevise, invent etc. (imagine) 515set one's wits to work etc. 515spring a projectfall upon, hit uponstrike out, chalk out, cut out, lay out, map outlay down a planshape out a course, mark out a coursepredetermine etc. 611concert, preconcert, preestablishprepare etc. 673hatch, hatch a plot concocttake steps, take measures.
cast, recast, systematize, organizearrange etc. 60digest, mature.
plotcounter-plot, counter-minedig a minelay a trainintrigue etc. (cunning) 702.


planned etc. v. — strategic, strategicalplanning etc. v. — prepared, in course of preparation etc. 673under considerationon the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.

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