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[ bloo-print ]


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

    a blueprint for success.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make a blueprint of or for.


/ ˈbluːˌprɪnt /


  1. Also calledcyanotype a photographic print of plans, technical drawings, etc, consisting of white lines on a blue background
  2. an original plan or prototype that influences subsequent design or practice

    the Montessori method was the blueprint for education in the 1940s


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

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Other Words From

  • blueprinter noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of blueprint1

First recorded in 1885–90; blue + print

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Example Sentences

This is really a blueprint for what future mobility partnerships can look like.

Nature has already given us a genetic blueprint for healthy longevity.

Maciej Boni, an epidemiologist at Penn State, and his colleagues examined the genetic blueprints of the new coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, and 67 related viruses.

The team reconstructed nearly complete genetic blueprints of four of the 11 ancient viruses, which reveal that the Viking-era strains belong to a now-extinct group of variola viruses.

A sitemap is essentially a blueprint of your website that helps search engines find, crawl and index your website’s content.

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has put together a plan that would serve well as a blueprint.

After passing through an iron door with a round crank, a small blueprint marks the official entrance into the secret shelter.

We create imagined relationships with stars to form the blueprint of who we want to be.

The New York Times characterized it as "more of an attempt to test the waters than a blueprint for action."

The EPA rules issued Monday are largely modeled on a March 2013 blueprint from the NRDC, which Doniger helped to write.

I saw a blueprint spread on a foreman's desk as I walked past.

Mun, who'd need no blueprint to tell him where Harky had gone, would also take the shortest path to Willow Brook.

Rapid Dominance is still a concept and a work in progress, not a final road map or blueprint.

He laid his hand on his wife's arm, and drawing her toward a table spread out the blueprint before her.

As Mammy appeared at the door Eleanor was bending over a great blueprint plan which she had spread upon the floor.





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