Definition of blueprint
1 : a photographic print in white on a bright blue ground or blue on a white ground used especially for copying maps, mechanical drawings, and architects' plans
2 : something resembling a blueprint (as in serving as a model or providing guidance); especially : a detailed plan or program of action a blueprint for victory
Examples of blueprint in a Sentence
a blueprint for reforming the public school system
an ambitious young man with a remarkably detailed blueprint for becoming a millionaire by the age of 25
Recent Examples of blueprint from the Web
If approved by Congress, the 2018 budget blueprint would lower overall refugee funding to $2.7 billion from $3.1 billion — a 13 percent drop.
At Ulbricht’s sentencing, prosecutors warned that Silk Road had been used as a blueprint for other online criminals.
Voyles designs the sign's blueprint, but bending neon tubes is a special skill.
Osborn sold off most of its archive, including the original blueprints for Yankee Stadium, more than a decade ago.
The mutation appears in the genes serving as blueprints for antibodies made by white blood cells.
As a non-binding statement of priorities, the budget had once been a point of pride for House Republicans, who rallied behind the entitlement reforms and tax cuts in the blueprints Ryan wrote as chairman of the Budget Committee.
The fast food juggernaut has been lauded in the press for learning from those painful experiences and for drafting a blueprint to quickly replace an ailing CEO.
Inflammation is for the winter, when genes uncoil in your blood and messengers send codes containing the blueprints for proteins to protect you from the harsh diseases of the cold.
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First Known Use of blueprint
BLUEPRINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blueprint for English Language Learners
: a photographic print that shows how something (such as a building) will be made
: a detailed plan of how to do something
BLUEPRINT Defined for Kids
Definition of blueprint for Students
1 : a photographic print made with white lines on a blue background and showing how something will be made
2 : a detailed plan of something to be done
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