[ 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.

Words nearby blueprinting

Origin of blueprinting

1815–25, for literal sense; blueprint + -ing1

Definition for blueprinting (2 of 2)

[ bloo-print ]
/ ˈbluˌprɪnt /


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


blue·print·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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