What is blueprint?

  • (verb): Make a blueprint of.
    Synonyms: draft, draught
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Replacements For Blueprints
... Traditional blueprints have largely been replaced by more modern, less expensive printing methods and digital displays ... In the early 1940s, cyanotype blueprint began to be supplanted by diazo prints or whiteprints, which have blue lines on a white background thus these ... and display technology has advanced, the traditional term "blueprint" has continued to be used informally to refer to each type of image ...
Mind Fire, Inc - Software
... has four workflows (known as campaign blueprints) — the Attract Blueprint, the Click-Capture Blueprint, the Hand Off Blueprint and the Attract Express Blueprint ... The Attract Blueprint is used with personalized URLs, the Click-Capture Blueprint is used with PPC advertising, the Handoff Blueprint attracts users ...
Blueprint (CSS Framework) - Blueprint As A Foundation For Other Projects
... CSS generators, visual editors, themes, and frameworks are based on Blueprint, many of which can be found on the Blueprint Wiki ...
List Of Jay-Z Songs - T
... Kelly (The Best of Both Worlds, 2002) "Takeover" (The Blueprint, 2001) "Takeover" feat ... Jaguar Wright (Jay-Z Unplugged, 2001) "Thank You" (The Blueprint 3, 2009) "The Best of Both Worlds" with R ... Kanye West (The Blueprint 2 The Gift The Curse, 2002) "The City Is Mine" feat ...
Little Boy: The Arts Of Japan's Exploding Subculture - Blueprint
... Little Boy also examines Kawaii (可愛さ kawaisa), the culture of cuteness which influenced Japan during the postmodernist era of late 1900s and the dissected pop-culture movement of Otaku ... The book contains a collection of works including the first Godzilla, the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the paintings of Chiho Aoshima ...

More definitions of "blueprint":

  • (noun): Something intended as a guide for making something else.
    Example: "A blueprint for a house"
    Synonyms: design, pattern
  • (noun): Photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc..

Famous quotes containing the word blueprint:

    Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports.
    Lesley Visser, U.S. sports reporter and announcer. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 82 (June 17, 1991)