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planning, planning in advance, preplanning

Planning is the recommended term. With the exception of some specialized uses, the prefix pre– in preplanning is redundant, as is the phrase planning in advance.

  • No amount of planning (not preplanning or planning in advance) can guarantee a successful camping trip.