blueprint

  

Definition

Reproduction of a technical drawing, specially the one used in construction industry. Its name refers to the older method of making large prints (called Diazo process) in which lines are shown in white on a blue background. Modern plotters can print multicolor lines on a background of any color.

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  • Mike Brady knew how to make a great blueprint for his architecture job, which is why they lived in such a big house.

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  • The architects worked together to design the blueprint for the new office compound for the legal firm after they won the high profile case.

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  • Having a good blueprint for a plan will show you what you need to do and you should follow it as closely as possible.

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