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Definition of "road map" [road map]

  • A map, especially one for motorists, showing and designating the roads of a region. (noun)
  • A set of guidelines, instructions, or explanations: wrote an ethics code as a road map for the behavior of elected officials. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "road map" in a sentence
  • "But Rodriguez can also take on such a PR-savvy, urbane demeanor he has been mistaken for a moderate or even slightly progressive evangelical and can travel in Democratic Party circles with ease and helped draft a major policy document, released in 2007 by the Democratic Party centrist group The Third Way, that purported to present a road map for moving America beyond the ongoing, contentious culture war battles over reproductive and gay rights."
  • "A road map of where that crap ended up in the media and the U.S. government is provided in a 2002 letter that the Washington office of the INC wrote to the Senate Appropriations Committee to justify the tens of millions of dollars of American taxpayer money then being lavished on the INC."
  • "Adding to the challenge was the girls perfectly justified impatienceexpressed in the language of childhood, which consists of an unself-conscious whining, screaming, and weepingand another of Harolds habits, one he must have picked up during his years in Italy, of imagining that the road map of the earth is etched into the crust in straight lines."