Plan vs. Schedule

Plan vs. Schedule — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Plan and Schedule

Plannoun

An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective

a plan for improving math instruction.

Schedulenoun

A list of times of departures and arrivals; a timetable

a bus schedule.a schedule of guided tours.

Plannoun

A proposed or intended course of action

had no plans for the evening.

Schedulenoun

A plan for performing work or achieving an objective, specifying the order and allotted time for each part

finished the project on schedule.

Plannoun

A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline

a seating plan.the plan of a story.

Schedulenoun

A printed or written list of items in tabular form

a schedule of postal rates.
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Plannoun

A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.

Schedulenoun

A program of events or appointments expected in a given time

Can you fit me into your schedule Tuesday afternoon?.

Plannoun

In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.

Schedulenoun

A student's program of classes.

Plannoun

A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit

a pension plan.

Schedulenoun

A supplemental statement of details appended to a document.

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Planverb

To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of

plan a campaign.

Schedulenoun

A federally regulated list of controlled substances, ranked in classes by potential for abuse.

Planverb

To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend

They plan to buy a house.

Schedulenoun

One of the ranks or classes in such a list.

Planverb

To draw or make a graphic representation of.

Scheduleverb

To enter on a schedule

calculate and schedule each tax deduction on the proper form.

Planverb

To make plans.

Scheduleverb

To make up a schedule for

I haven't scheduled the coming week yet.

Plannoun

A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.

Scheduleverb

To plan or appoint for a certain time or date

scheduled a trip in June.was scheduled to arrive Monday.

Plannoun

A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.

Scheduleverb

To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.

Plannoun

A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.

Schedulenoun

(obsolete) A slip of paper; a short note.

Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Schedulenoun

(legal) A written or printed table of information, often forming an annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument, or to a legal contract.

schedule of tribes

Plannoun

A subscription to a service; e.g., a phone plan, an Internet plan.

Schedulenoun

One of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification.

Planverb

(transitive) To design (a building, machine, etc.).

The architect planned the building for the client.

Schedulenoun

A timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time.

Planverb

(transitive) To create a plan for.

They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.

Schedulenoun

(computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources.

Planverb

(intransitive) To intend.

He planned to go, but work intervened.

Scheduleverb

To create a time-schedule.

Planverb

See plan on.

I was planning on going, but something came up.

Scheduleverb

To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.

I'll schedule you for three-o'clock then.The next elections are scheduled on the 20th of November.

Planverb

(intransitive) To make a plan.

They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies.

Scheduleverb

To admit (a person) to hospital as an involuntary patient under the Mental Health Act.

whether or not to schedule a patient

Plannoun

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;

they drew up a six-step planthey discussed plans for a new bond issue

Schedulenoun

a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

Plannoun

an arrangement scheme;

the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficultit was an excellent design for livinga plan for seating guests

Schedulenoun

an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

Plannoun

scale drawing of a structure;

the plans for City Hall were on file

Scheduleverb

plan for an activity or event;

I've scheduled a concert next week

Planverb

have the will and intention to carry out some action;

He plans to be in graduate school next yearThe rebels had planned turmoil and confusion

Scheduleverb

make a schedule; plan the time and place for events;

I scheduled an exam for this afternoon

Planverb

make plans for something;

He is planning a trip with his family

Planverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

They contrived to murder their bossdesign a new sales strategyplan an attack

Planverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

design a better mousetrapplan the new wing of the museum