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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Greenland said a sturgeon stocking program that began on the Maumee River last October is helpful in providing a road map for success. D'arcy Egan,, "Mighty sturgeon spawning in cleaner Cuyahoga River? Sewer district studies the possibility," 8 July 2019 Some of her recent Atlantic pieces seem to give a road map for her podcast. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Jemele Hill still speaking her mind, this time on podcast," 15 Apr. 2019 The state now has a legal road map for marijuana to arrive in stores as soon as early 2020. Washington Post, "Governor to sign bill creating legal framework for pot sales," 21 June 2019 Such actions can be tied up for years in litigation and lay a road map for a future president to undo the work. Tal Kopan,, "Kamala Harris would lean on presidential power, not Congress, for big plans," 15 June 2019 The Transportation Security Administration, which runs the screening lines at airports, has a road map to bring biometrics to checkpoints for domestic travelers, too. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 The road map was filed to a US district court judge, and later provided to the House committee investigating Nixon. Heather Timmons, Quartz, "Nixon lawyer John Dean explains the parallels between Trump and Watergate," 11 June 2019 The Transportation Security Administration, which runs the screening lines at airports, has a road map to bring biometrics to checkpoints for domestic travelers, too. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap," 10 June 2019 The conference is the first step in the administration’s road map for peace for the region that has been secret for two years, and is aimed at offering a vision for investment in the West Bank, Gaza and neighboring countries, officials said. ... Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "U.S., Bahrain to Host Economic Forum in Mideast Peace Push," 19 May 2019

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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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