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

Examples of road map in a Sentence

Did you bring a road map? a road map to peace
Recent Examples on the Web This line of inquiry can provide coach and client with clarity as well as the grounding to develop a road map. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Now, as President Biden considers a future less dependent on Emergent, the experience of his predecessors provides both a road map and a warning. New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Rodriguez-Kennedy said the complex process, conducted with no clear road map by commissioners without political backgrounds, was exasperating to some observers. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2021 Soon, Spaces - a nascent experiment at the time - was moved to the number 1 slot on the company’s priority road map. Anchorage Daily News, 10 Dec. 2021 Soon, Spaces — a nascent experiment at the time — was moved to the number 1 slot on the company’s priority road map. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021 A year ago, the Baker administration released a detailed road map to effectively eliminate the state’s carbon emissions by the middle of the century. David Abel,, 7 Dec. 2021 Much is riding on these elections, part of a political road map devised last year by the United Nations, Europe, and the United States after warring factions in the country’s east and west deadlocked. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Nov. 2021 The city will develop a plan next year that creates a road map to achieve this goal and to proactively seek input on it from the community, the resolution states. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021

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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 2022

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“Road map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of road map

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

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