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b loohprint

  • n  something intended as a guide for making something else
    a blueprint for a house
  • n  photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
  • v  make a blueprint of

  • But no one recognized that Turing's machine provided a blueprint for what would eventually become the electronic digital computer.
  • 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.
  • Michael Jackson's death should have provided a blueprint for how new media has overthrown old.
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  • President Bush in Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
    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... Barack Obama The Gazette (Montreal) Mar 22, 2009 11102 15441 blueprint The Ahtisaari plan is our blueprint forward," Bush said. "We'll watch to see how the events unfold today. The Kosovars are now independent."
  • Chris Huhne in ZDNet Asia
    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."

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