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blueprinting

[bloo-prin-ting] /ˈbluˌprɪn tɪŋ/
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.
Origin of blueprinting
1815-1825
1815-25, for literal sense; blueprint + -ing1

blueprint

[bloo-print] /ˈbluˌprɪnt/
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)
4.
to make a blueprint of or for.
Origin
1885-90; blue + print
Related forms
blueprinter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blueprinting

blueprint

/ˈbluːˌprɪnt/
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 practice: the Montessori method was the blueprint for education in the 1940s
verb
3.
(transitive) to make a blueprint of (a plan)
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Word Origin and History for blueprinting

blueprint

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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