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noun (in the Soviet Union)
  1. the official planning organization, which drew up projects embracing trade and industry, agriculture, education, and public health.
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Origin of Gosplan

< Russian Gosplán, for Gosudárstvennaya plánovaya komíssiya State Planning Commission
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British Dictionary definitions for gosplan


  1. the state planning commission of the former Soviet Union or any of its constituent republics: it was responsible for coordination and development of the economy, social services, etc
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Word Origin

C20: from Russian Gos (udarstvennaya) Plan (ovaya Comissiya) State Planning Committee
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