- 1A design plan or other technical drawing: they are redrawing office blueprints to include large shared spacesMore example sentences
- None of the plans were real blueprints or technical drawings.
- A new hotel, 117 residential units, and a number of offices are all in the design blueprint.
- Inside the five-year-old company's offices are maps and blueprints of mineral claims scouted by other firms and rocks dug up by other miners.
- 1.1Something which acts as a plan, model, or template for others: the scheme was a blueprint for future development programmesMore example sentences
- I'm convinced this model will be a blueprint for other authorities to follow.
- This model could be a blueprint for other states to create comprehensive methamphetamine policies as well.
- It was hoped the plan could become a blueprint for the rest of the country, but the new early opening hours were dropped because of ‘operational problems’.
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- Draw up (a plan or model): (as adjective blueprinted) a neatly blueprinted schemeMore example sentences
- He's enlightened volunteer boards to the needs for strategic planning, and has implemented long-range vision by blueprinting step-by-step plans that future boards and personnel can follow.
- Now an expert team of astronauts and space scientists has blueprinted a safety strategy for Earth: an asteroid tugboat.
- With the advance notice, the staff has had time to lay out a plan that is blueprinted during a 9 a.m. staff meeting and a 9: 45 a.m. divisionwide conference call with the network's domestic and international bureaus.
late 19th century: from the original process in which prints were composed of white lines on a blue ground or of blue lines on a white ground.