road map


Definition of road map

1 : a map showing roads especially for automobile travel
2a : a detailed plan to guide progress toward a goal
b : a detailed explanation

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Examples of road map in a Sentence

Did you bring a road map? a road map to peace
Recent Examples on the Web In the 19th century, when humanity first grappled with the promise and threat of technology, tales like Barents’s offered a road map into the frozen frontier. New York Times, "‘Icebound’ Takes Us Back to the Arctic, in All Its Terror and Splendor," 8 Jan. 2021 So if your goal is to get a promotion, plan out your road map to a new title. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "6 career moves you should make in 2021," 28 Dec. 2020 In early November, Morrison launched his petition drive, requesting a timeline and road map to the restoration of live performances. Los Angeles Times, "Van Morrison lashes out at officials who ‘haven’t missed a paycheck’ amid lockdowns," 22 Dec. 2020 But the scramble has also forced Clorox to figure out how to take advantage of the crisis to more quickly implement its multiyear road map, one the company drafted well before anyone had heard of the novel coronavirus. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "How Clorox’s new CEO plans to turn disinfectant wipes into future wins," 21 Oct. 2020 By the time Berent created her road map, another mother, Monica Coenraads, was already 16 years deep into a comparable attempt to cure Rett syndrome. Lydia Denworth, Science | AAAS, "Is gene therapy ready to treat some forms of autism?," 14 Oct. 2020 But that would require Abiy to develop a road map, rather than pursue his own centralizing vision. Simon Marks,, "Ethiopia's Leader Won a Nobel Prize, but Can He Make Peace?," 18 Dec. 2020 But the examples other states set this year could provide a road map, even if the reward is farther off than January. New York Times, "Native Americans Helped Flip Arizona. Can They Mobilize in Georgia?," 4 Dec. 2020 The beads act as a kind of guide or road map to help people keep their place. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Like Joe Biden, many Catholics find the rosary to be a comfort and anchor in crisis," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of road map

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of road map was in 1741

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16 Jan 2021

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“Road map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of road map

: a map that shows the roads in a particular area
chiefly US : a plan for achieving a goal

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