blueprint

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noun blue·print \-ˌprint\

Definition of blueprint

  1. 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. 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

blueprint

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Examples of blueprint in a Sentence

  1. a blueprint for reforming the public school system

  2. an ambitious young man with a remarkably detailed blueprint for becoming a millionaire by the age of 25

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First Known Use of blueprint

1857


BLUEPRINT Defined for English Language Learners

blueprint

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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

blueprint

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noun blue·print \ˈblü-ˌprint\

Definition of blueprint for Students

  1. 1 :  a photographic print made with white lines on a blue background and showing how something will be made

  2. 2 :  a detailed plan of something to be done



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