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“blueprint” in British English

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blueprintnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbluː.prɪnt/ us /ˈbluː.prɪnt/

(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)

blueprint noun [ C ] (PLAN FOR FUTURE)

a complete plan that explains how to do or develop something:

The report provided a blueprint for relieving the county’s crowded jail facilities.

(Definition of “blueprint” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“blueprint” in Business English

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blueprintnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbluːprɪnt/ us

a plan that describes how to do or achieve something in the future:

blueprint for sth the health ministry's latest blueprint for pension reform
establish/draw up/draft a blueprint Establishing the right blueprint is a challenge unique to each organization.
provide a blueprint The rules provide a vital blueprint for what the state may look like for years to come.

PRODUCTION a copy of a technical drawing that shows white lines on a blue background and is used especially in the building industry:

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)