[ gos-plahn ]
/ gɒsˈplɑn /

noun (in the Soviet Union)

the official planning organization, which drew up projects embracing trade and industry, agriculture, education, and public health.

Origin of Gosplan

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


/ (ˈɡɒsˌplæn) /


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

Word Origin for Gosplan

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