road map
noun Date: 1883 1. a map showing roads especially for automobile travel 2. a. a detailed plan to guide progress toward a goal b. a detailed explanation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • road map — road maps 1) N COUNT A road map is a map which shows the roads in a particular area in detail. 2) N COUNT A road map of something is a detailed account of it, often intended to help people use or understand it. The idea was to create a… …   English dictionary

  • road map — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► a plan for how to achieve something: road map for sth »Delegates from more than 180 countries tried to create a road map for a new climate treaty …   Financial and business terms

  • road map — road ,map noun count 1. ) a map that shows all of the roads and highways in a region or country 2. ) a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something: He submitted a very clear road map of how to achieve our goals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • road map — road′ map n. 1) trs aum a folding map designed for motorists 2) cvb any plan or guide: your road map to financial independence[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • road map — /ingl. ˈrəudˌmæp/ [loc. ingl., propr. «carta (map) stradale (road)»] loc. sost. f. inv. (giorn.) piano, programma □ (est.) tabella di marcia …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • road map — n. a map for motorists, showing the roads of a given region, their route markings, condition, etc …   English World dictionary

  • road map — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms road map : singular road map plural road maps 1) a map that shows all the main roads and motorways in a region or country 2) a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something …   English dictionary

  • road map — noun a) A map with a visual representation of roads used for automobile travel and navigation. A road map may contain other relevant data, such as terrain or rail roads. b) A structured representation of objects over a period of time to display a …   Wiktionary

  • road map — /ˈroʊd mæp/ (say rohd map) noun 1. a map showing the roads of a given area. 2. a plan or detailed design for future action: a road map for peace. Also, roadmap …   Australian English dictionary

  • road map — noun 1. a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam • Syn: ↑guideline • Hypernyms: ↑plan, ↑program, ↑programme, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • road map — 1. a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another. 2. any plan or guide to show… …   Universalium

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