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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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 The Navy, however, seems to be moving quickly toward autonomous systems and recently released a road map for integrating their capabilities into operations. Samantha Masunaga,, "Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast," 23 June 2018 The study, conducted over an eight-month period in 2016, aimed at giving Cleveland police administrators a road map for how to deal with a surge in unsolved homicides. Adam Ferrise,, "Cleveland police need to make better use of specialty units when investigating homicides, study says," 30 Apr. 2018 And while the Contract for the Web lays out a road map, there's hardly a driving force incentivized to put it into place. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Tim Berners-Lee Wants a 'Magna Carta' to Save the Modern Internet. He's Way Too Late.," 8 Nov. 2018 This week, Stanford University experts — including nuclear physicist Siegfried Hecker, who has inspected North Korea atomic facilities firsthand — proposed a denuclearization road map spanning 10 years. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Analysis: Trump hints at longer path for NKorea to denuke," 2 June 2018 Scholz, mayor of Hamburg and acting head of Germany’s Social Democrats, is about to be thrust to the center of the debate about Europe’s future and attempts by leaders in Berlin and Paris to work out a road map. Birgit Jennen,, "Merkel's New Finance Chief Is Dubbed Fiscal Hawk in Berlin Debut," 9 Mar. 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
chiefly US : a plan for achieving a goal

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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