family planning

fam·i·ly plan·ning
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee plan-ing]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈplæn ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfæməli ˈplænɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee plan-ing]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈplæn ɪŋ/

Definitions of family planning words

  • noun family planning the concept or a program of limiting the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially for economic reasons. 1
  • noun family planning (loosely) birth control. 1
  • noun family planning use of contraception 1
  • uncountable noun family planning Family planning is the practice of using contraception to control the number of children you have. 0
  • noun family planning the control of the number of children in a family and of the intervals between them, esp by the use of contraceptives 0
  • noun family planning the regulation, as by birth control methods, of the number, spacing, etc. of children that a family will have 0

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Origin of family planning

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Family planning


family planning popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for family planning

noun family planning

  • contraception — Contraception refers to methods of preventing pregnancy.
  • planned parenthood — an organization that gives out information on the planning of the number and spacing of the births of one's children, as through the use of birth-control measures

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