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

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Create a road map and turn your dreams into a reality! 10. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "What Should You Study in College? How To Choose Your Major," 9 Apr. 2019 The guild awards, usually a road map to the Oscars, have spread their honors around like never before. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race," 20 Feb. 2019 Intel’s previous 10nm road maps have consistently and repeatedly slipped, and there’s good reason to believe that the company faces insurmountable engineering challenges on that project. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Intel unveils Foveros 3D chip stacking and new 10nm ‘chiplets’," 12 Dec. 2018 Epic laid out a lengthy road map for the store and peripheral features. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "The Epic Games Store won't always push for exclusives 'at this scale'," 21 Mar. 2019 Justice Department guidelines advise against indicting a sitting President, so Mr. Khuzami’s memo looks more like a road map for House Democrats. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Wrap It Up, Mr. Mueller," 9 Dec. 2018 The agency is also taking steps to protect people’s privacy and won’t allow use of the data for purposes other than its mission unless individuals consent, the agency said in its road map. Alan Levin, The Seattle Times, "TSA bringing facial recognition to airport security lanes," 15 Oct. 2018 The bank had not been expected to lay out so clearly its road map for the months ahead. Jack Ewing,, "Era of easy money for eurozone nears its end," 14 June 2018 Its 50-point road map to soccer supremacy contains some eye-popping goals: 20,000 training centers, 60,000 new fields and 50 million Chinese playing soccer regularly by 2020. New York Times, "China Won’t Play in This World Cup. It Still Hopes to Profit.," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of road map

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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