blueprinting


noun Automotive Slang.

  1. the procedure of improving the performance of an engine by dismantling and then rebuilding the reciprocating parts so that they meet exact tolerances.

noun

  1. a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, which produces a white line on a blue background.
  2. a print made by this process.
  3. a detailed outline or plan of action: a blueprint for success.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make a blueprint of or for.

noun

  1. Also called: cyanotype a photographic print of plans, technical drawings, etc, consisting of white lines on a blue background
  2. an original plan or prototype that influences subsequent design or practicethe Montessori method was the blueprint for education in the 1940s

verb

  1. (tr) to make a blueprint of (a plan)
n.

also blue-print, 1882, from blue (1) + print (n.). The process uses blue on white, or white on blue. Figurative sense of “detailed plan” is attested from 1926. As a verb by 1939.

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