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 But, on Friday, Baghdad asked Washington for a road map for withdrawal. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump’s Iran Problem," 12 Jan. 2020 But the business faltered for one simple reason: there was little use for road maps in the United States in the late 1700s. Larry Printz, Ars Technica, "Turn-by-turntables: How drivers got from point A to point B in the early 1900s," 6 Jan. 2020 Many Democrats, including Nadler, have said Mueller's report suggests that Trump obstructed justice and provides a road map for Congress to follow up on that issue. oregonlive, "House Democrats subpoena full, unredacted Mueller report; plan ‘major’ hearings," 19 Apr. 2019 Wagg is part of a team of consultants led by urban planning firm Gresham Smith that the city hired in June to craft a road map for revamping Broadway. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Broadway is one of the city's main thoroughfares. Here's what to expect for its future," 2 Jan. 2020 Risk Management Program’’ rule addresses concerns raised by security experts, who feared releasing the location of the country’s chemical stores could provide a road map for terrorists, as well as others., "The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday weakened a rule governing how companies store dangerous chemicals. The standards were enacted under the Obama administration in the wake of a 2013 explosion in West, Texas, that killed 15 people, including 12 first responders.," 22 Nov. 2019 Her job is to see what trends are bubbling up on Etsy (i.e. what people are searching for on the site) and to provide a road map for the company, sellers, and consumers on what's popular. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "What I Wear to Work: Dayna Isom Johnson, Trend Expert at Etsy," 18 Nov. 2019 The complaint also provides a road map for corroborating witnesses, which will complicate the president's effort to characterize the findings as those of a lone partisan out to undermine him. Fortune, "Read the Redacted Whistleblower Complaint Just Released by House Intelligence Committee," 26 Sep. 2019 The report functions as a road map of sorts for physicians to prescribe fasting as a method of prevention or treatment for obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Eating in a 6-hour window and fasting for 18 hours might help you live longer," 25 Dec. 2019

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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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9 Feb 2020

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“Road map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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