a general plan or program for achieving an objective.
Pronunciation: (mas'tur-plan", mä'stur-), [key]
—v.t., -planned, -plan•ning.
1. to construct a master plan for: to master-plan one's career.
2. 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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