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planned economy

an economic system in which the government controls and regulates production, distribution, prices, etc.
Compare free enterprise.
Origin of planned economy
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for planned economy
Contemporary Examples
  • Deng Xiaoping invented the Four Modernizations, which justified the transformation of the planned economy to a market economy.

    Who's Hu? Huang Hung April 11, 2010
Historical Examples
  • The fears of unemployment and poverty in old age were to be eliminated wholesale through a planned economy, a new social order.

British Dictionary definitions for planned economy

planned economy

another name for command economy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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planned economy in Culture

planned economy definition

A type of economy in which some central authority makes a wide range of decisions pertaining to production and wages.

Note: The former Soviet Union and other communist nations are examples of planned economies.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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