- 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.
- a general plan or program for achieving an objective.
Origin of master plan
First recorded in 1925–30
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- a comprehensive long-term strategy
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