blueprint

[ bloo-print ]
/ ˈbluˌprɪnt /

noun

a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, which produces a white line on a blue background.
a print made by this process.
a detailed outline or plan of action: a blueprint for success.

verb (used with object)

to make a blueprint of or for.

Origin of blueprint

First recorded in 1885–90; blue + print

Related forms

blue·print·er, noun
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blueprint

/ (ˈbluːˌprɪnt) /

noun

Also called: cyanotype a photographic print of plans, technical drawings, etc, consisting of white lines on a blue background
an original plan or prototype that influences subsequent design or practicethe Montessori method was the blueprint for education in the 1940s

verb

(tr) to make a blueprint of (a plan)
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