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 idea, Pineau says, is to encourage researchers to offer a road map for others to replicate their work. Wired, "Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis," 16 Sep. 2019 As American employers struggle to adapt to the realities of modern family life and as younger generations of workers demand more balance, medicine offers a road map. New York Times, "How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession," 23 Aug. 2019 In any case, the Galaxy is there to serve as a road map for breeders. Hannah Wallace, WIRED, "High Drama: A Cannabis Biotech Company Roils Small Growers," 24 July 2019 Now their friendship offers a road map through grief, Heidi Stevens writes. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Remembering John Paul Stevens, no bond for R. Kelly, Humboldt Park alligator captured and other things to know to start your day," 17 July 2019 This can include stocking up on emergency supplies such as food, water, protective clothing, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gas. Claire Wolters, National Geographic, "Hurricane safety tips, explained," 11 July 2019 Williamson provides an intellectual road map to navigate the social-media landscape — a thoughtless morass of pessimism, of vitriol, and of cynicism masquerading as wisdom. Noah Rothman, National Review, "Kevin Williamson’s Revolt against the Hivemind," 25 July 2019 In his races, Perot provided a road map for a populist charlatan to reach the White House. Steve Chapman,, "Column: Ross Perot paved the way for Donald Trump," 9 July 2019 The Bezoses’ divorce announcement provides a road map for prominent couples to publicly announce their split, experts say. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, "The Art of the Public Divorce Announcement," 11 Jan. 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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