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"blueprint" in British English

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blueprintnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbluː.prɪnt/  us   /ˈbluː.prɪnt/
a ​photographiccopy of an early ​plan for a ​building or ​machine
an early ​plan or ​design that ​explains how something might be ​achieved: their blueprint foreconomicreform
(Definition of blueprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blueprint" in American English

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blueprintnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbluˌprɪnt/
  • blueprint noun [C] (PLAN FOR BUILDING)

a ​plan for a ​building or ​machine, ​printed with ​whitelines on a ​bluebackground
  • blueprint noun [C] (PLAN FOR FUTURE)

a ​completeplan that ​explains how to do or ​develop something: The ​reportprovided a blueprint for ​relieving the county’s ​crowdedjailfacilities.
(Definition of blueprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blueprint" in Business English

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blueprintnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbluːprɪnt/
a ​plan that describes how to do or ​achieve something in the future: blueprint for sth the ​health ministry's latest blueprint for ​pensionreformestablish/draw up/draft a blueprint Establishing the ​right blueprint is a ​challengeunique to each ​organization.provide a blueprint The ​rulesprovide a vital blueprint for what the ​state may ​look like for ​years to come.
PRODUCTION a ​copy of a ​technicaldrawing that ​shows white ​lines on a blue background and is used especially in the ​buildingindustry: A blueprint has been drawn up for a ​massive new ​retail and ​leisure complex.
(Definition of blueprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blueprint”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蓝图, 早期计划, 早期设计…
in Turkish proje, plan…
in Russian проект…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藍圖, 早期計劃, 早期設計…
in Polish projekt, plan…
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“blueprint” in Business English

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