a general plan or program for achieving an objective.
Other definitions for master-plan (2 of 2)
to construct a master plan for: to master-plan one's career.
to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long-range plan that balances and harmonizes all elements: The engineers master-planned the island to provide for increases in the tourist population.
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How to use master plan in a sentence
It’s what happens when management doesn’t have time to hold a bunch of meetings, to send requests and approvals up and down the chain of command, or to insist on huge master plans that never end up being what you build.
Bunch played down the significance of the new plan for the area, saying that he inherited the master plan when he became secretary in 2019 and that he has delegated it to Kevin Gover, acting undersecretary for museums and culture.Smithsonian abandons $2 billion expansion plan unveiled in 2014 | Peggy McGlone | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Beck explained that while it may look like they’re just constantly adding new things to the lineup, it’s all part of a master plan.
Gima said several years ago the island tried to create an economic charrette, or master plan, but it ultimately halted the process because Pulama Lanai didn’t want to participate.Hawaiian paradise controlled by billionaire Larry Ellison is hit hard by COVID | Verne Kopytoff | November 21, 2020 | Fortune
The city’s parks master plan got it right when it comes to trying to focus on communities of concern and our older park-poor neighborhoods.Improving San Diego’s Parks Will Take More Input and Money | Karin Zirk | August 27, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Is it day to day, game to game, or do they prepare a master plan from the outset.Tony La Russa Explains How To Make It To The World Series | Dave Pottruck | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, subtle hints have emerged in recent months that lend credence to the “master plan” theory.
“They are working together as a group on a master plan,” says one of the News Corp. insiders.
Peter Lauria looks at Rupert's "master plan" for keeping the media empire in the family.
Terry Greene Sterling on her master plan, why she signed the bill, and her new Palin updo.
A shady deal, indeed, but all a part of Nicks master plan to get him and his legions back to Heaven.Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
Rovers and Terrans were briefed on the invaders' master plan for taking over a world.Key Out of Time | Andre Alice Norton
The first stage of Kansa's master plan is now brought into effect.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry | W. G. Archer
British Dictionary definitions for master plan
a comprehensive long-term strategy
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