- any plan for national economic or industrial development specifying goals to be reached within a period of five years, especially as undertaken by the Soviet Union and China.
Origin of Five-Year Plan
1925–30; orig. probably as translation of Russian pyatilétka
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It was made more acute by the fact that the association is embarking on a "five-year-plan" of some importance.Gone Fishing
James H. Schmitz
- (formerly in socialist economies) a government plan for economic development over a period of five years