[ bloo-prin-ting ]
/ ˈbluˌprɪn tɪŋ /
noun Automotive Slang.
the procedure of improving the performance of an engine by dismantling and then rebuilding the reciprocating parts so that they meet exact tolerances.
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Definition for blueprinting (2 of 2)
[ bloo-print ]
/ ˈbluˌprɪnt /
verb (used with object)
to make a blueprint of or for.
Related formsblue·print·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blueprinting
/ (ˈbluːˌprɪnt) /
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
(tr) to make a blueprint of (a plan)
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Word Origin and History for blueprinting
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