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 Chancellor Angela Merkel urged people to limit public and private gatherings, while pushing decisions on a road map for the coming months to next week as Germany struggles to stem the coronavirus spread. Naomi Kresge,, "Merkel Falls Short in Push to Stem Germany’s Stubborn Outbreak," 16 Nov. 2020 As North America, Europe, India, Brazil and other regions and countries struggle to bring tens of thousands of daily infections under control, Australia provides a real-time road map for democracies to manage the pandemic. Washington Post, "Australia has almost eliminated the coronavirus — by putting faith in science," 4 Nov. 2020 Several of the current board members have expressed reticence to reopen schools despite a public health road map on how to return to in-person learning. Jill Tucker,, "S.F. school board: Incumbents leading in early returns," 3 Nov. 2020 Mantra has a huge menu, one of those familiar rosters that unfolds like a road map and lists enough dishes for three or four restaurants. Ian Mcnulty,, "Metairie diner becomes a new Indian restaurant with links from Kashmir to Hammond," 2 Nov. 2020 And that’s where Bas and Taylor keep insisting things will go differently: The city has a road map. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland is trying to defund the police. Can it? Should it?," 1 Nov. 2020 Lawyers who have followed the notorious case have said Bishop’s comprehensive decision could serve as a road map for a new Skakel defense team, should the state decide to retry the case. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Murder case against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in 1975 Martha Moxley killing could come to an end today," 30 Oct. 2020 As with any modeling study, the five scenarios presented should be considered a guide, rather than a definitive road map. Deborah Netburn, Star Tribune, "New study makes it clear: Mask wearing can save lots of lives," 23 Oct. 2020 In Putnam’s work, Biden might find a road map for national restoration, one that involves collective effort and a fostering of a collective American identity. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Could Joe Biden Actually Bring America Back Together?," 17 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Nov 2020

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“Road map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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