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

When you’re diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, there’s a road map: There are hundreds of other survivors who explain how the treatment will work and how to deal with your side effects. Kara Wahlgreen, Good Housekeeping, "How Metastatic Breast Cancer Changed My Definition of “Hope”," 24 Sep. 2018 But a housing program unlike any other in the country could provide a road map for getting to a more lasting solution. Aubrey Whelan,, "Philadelphia clears its heroin camps this week. This housing program could be a key," 29 May 2018 The conference aimed to forge a political road map that would restore order in Libya, where lawlessness has fed Islamic militancy, human trafficking, and instability in the wider region. Sylvie Corbet And Elaine Ganley,, "Libyan rivals agree to Dec. 10 elections despite unrest," 29 May 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week plans to outline Washington’s road map for starting negotiations on a new agreement with Iran. Emre Peker, WSJ, "Iran Uses Nuclear Pact as Bargaining Chip With EU Over U.S. Sanctions," 20 May 2018 Vander Esch is just the latest Boise defender to excel on the second level, and coordinator Andy Avalos seems to have a road map for how to recoup that lost production. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Boise State, Fresno State look to stay on top in Mountain West," 6 Apr. 2018 The road map recommended supporting the development of advanced microscopes, new types of instrumentation, and device fabrication techniques to support research in materials science, biology, medicine, and the environment. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Australian scientists welcome boosts in in new federal budget," 9 May 2018 In another move to boost transfers, the UC Academic Senate developed a road map of courses needed to enter 21 popular majors — a move aimed in part at helping transfer applicants avoid wasting time and money on unnecessary classes. Teresa Watanabe,, "UC opens doors to record number of Californians, led by growth in transfer students," 11 July 2018 How Louisville can lose to Boston College Louisville painted a pretty clear road map of how to lose to Boston College last year, and in fact, some other teams happened to follow it later in the season. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Boston College," 8 July 2018

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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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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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