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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blueprint, design, patternnoun

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"

  2. blueprintverb

    photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.

  3. blueprint, draft, draughtverb

    make a blueprint of


  1. blueprintnoun

    A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.

  2. blueprintnoun

    A print produced with this process.

  3. blueprintnoun

    A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).

  4. blueprintnoun

    Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.

  5. blueprintverb

    To make a blueprint for.

    The architect blueprinted the renovation plan once the client had signed off.

  6. blueprintverb

    To make a detailed operational plan for.

    They blueprinted every aspect of the first phase of the operation.


  1. blueprint

    A blueprint is a detailed technical plan or design, usually presented through schematic drawings, that outlines the construction or production process of an object or structure. It serves as a guide and provides specifications or instructions to ensure accurate realization of a project or product. In a broader sense, blueprint can also refer to a strategic plan for achieving a specific goal or outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blueprint

    see under Print


  1. Blueprint

    A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing, documenting an architecture or an engineering design, using a contact print process on light-sensitive sheets. Invented in the 19th century, the process allowed rapid and accurate reproduction of documents used in construction and industry. The blue-print process was characterized by light colored lines on a blue background, a negative of the original. The process was unable to reproduce color or shades of grey. Various base materials have been used for blueprints. Paper was a common choice; for more durable prints linen was sometimes used, but with time, the linen prints would shrink slightly. To combat this problem, printing on imitation vellum and, later, polyester film was implemented. The process has been largely displaced by the diazo whiteprint process and by large-format xerographic photocopiers, so reproduced drawings are usually called "prints" or just "drawings".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blueprint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blueprint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of blueprint in a Sentence

  1. Ruth Gordon:

    If you believe, then you hang on. If you believe, it means you've got imagination, you don't need stuff thrown out for you in a blueprint, you don't face facts -- what can stop you If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.

  2. Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell:

    This blueprint guarantees that there will be demand for companies that generate electricity from clean sources.

  3. Cat Ellington:

    Songwriters are the architects of the music industry. Without a songwriter there could not, and would not, be a music industry. We create the blueprint.

  4. Og Mandino:

    Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

  5. Ron Garner:

    In seven different Scriptures God has dogmatically stated 'build all things according to the pattern (blueprint) shown to you.' You don't repair a Chevrolet from the Ford repair manual. In like manner, Body truth is not found in Hebrew doctrine. It's like trying to mix oil with water--it just can't be mixed

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  • مخطط, مُخَطَّطArabic
  • modrotiskCzech
  • Entwurf, Lichtpause, Diazotypie, Plan, BlaupauseGerman
  • σχεδιάγραμμαGreek
  • cianotipo, hoja de ruta, copia de planoSpanish
  • طرحPersian
  • suunnitelma, sinikopioida, sinikopio, piirustukset, piirustus, sinikopiointi, suunnitella, toimintasuunnitelmaFinnish
  • plan, cyanotypie, blueprintFrench
  • खाकाHindi
  • tervezetHungarian
  • cianografiaItalian
  • תכניתHebrew
  • 青写真, 設計図, 計画, 青図Japanese
  • 청사진Korean
  • светокопия, планKyrgyz
  • blueprintLatin
  • cetakan biruMalay
  • plan, cyanotypie, blauwdrukDutch
  • diagramaPortuguese
  • plan, copie de plan, schițăRomanian
  • план, проект, светокопия, синька, чертёж, диазография, диазотипияRussian
  • blåkopiaSwedish
  • బ్లూప్రింట్Telugu
  • plan, ozalit kopya, dizayn, tasarım, mavi kopyaTurkish

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