• enPR: blo͞o'prĭnt", IPA: /ˈbluːˌpɹɪnt/

blueprint (plural blueprints)

  1. 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. A print produced with this process.
  3. (architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
  4. (informal, by extension) Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: cyanotype
  • German: Diazotypie, Blaupause
  • Portuguese: cianotipo
  • Russian: диазоти́пия
  • German: Blaupause, Lichtpause
  • Russian: светоко́пия
Translations Translations
  • German: Plan
  • Russian: план
  • Spanish: hoja de ruta

blueprint (blueprints, present participle blueprinting; past and past participle blueprinted)

  1. To make a blueprint for.
    The architect blueprinted the renovation plan once the client had signed off.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
    They blueprinted every aspect of the first phase of the operation.

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