blueprint blueprint  /b ˈlu ˌprɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something intended as a guide for making something else
  2. (n) photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
  3. (v) make a blueprint of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But no one recognized that Turing's machine provided a blueprint for what would eventually become the electronic digital computer.
  2. Miami's $200 million smart grid, which aims to connect every home and business in Miami-Dade County by 2011, may serve as a blueprint for a nationwide system.
  3. Michael Jackson's death should have provided a blueprint for how new media has overthrown old.

News

  1. No Blueprint funds for Performing Arts Center

    By TaMaryn Waters | Democrat staff writer @tamarynwaters on Twitter -- The proposed Performing Arts Center project, marred with controversy for its high price in a wilted economy, was axed Thursday from projects to be considered for future Blueprint tax money.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tallahassee Democrat

  2. Conservative groups release prosperity blueprint

    ATLANTA - A handful of conservative groups released what they call a blueprint for prosperity Wednesday at the Capitol. The blueprint argues for reduced government spending, greater school choice and raising the sales tax to allow for a lower income tax.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

  3. Blueprint Search Analytics Software Suite Takes the Guesswork out of the ROI of SEO Investments with Predictive ...

    Digital and search marketing leader RKG today announced it has added new SEO impact forecasting capability to the Blueprint software suite. The enhancement marks the first technica
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "It's an economic blueprint for our future, a vision of America where growth is not based on real estate bubbles or over-leveraged banks, but on a firm foundation of investments in energy, education and healthcare that will lead to a real and...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

  2. "The Ahtisaari plan is our blueprint forward," Bush said. "We'll watch to see how the events unfold today. The Kosovars are now independent."
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  3. "The government forgets that George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, and not a blueprint," said Huhne. "We are still a long way from living under the Stasi, but it beggars belief that is necessary to spy on one in every 78 adults."
    on Aug 10, 2009 By: Chris Huhne Source: ZDNet Asia

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