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[rohd-map] /ˈroʊdˌmæp/
a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another.
any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished:
your road map to financial independence.
Origin of roadmap
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "It is the map Goritz might use—a road map of the government," he grumbled.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • He was still studying the road map and she was silent, thinking.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • The count was seated at a table, on which a road map of Sonora was laid out.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • I told him he need not worry about that—that I would buy the road map myself.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • Is he marking out a road map, so that he can return guiding an army?

British Dictionary definitions for road map

road map

a map intended for drivers, showing roads, distances, etc in a country or area
a plan or guide for future actions
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