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1A map, especially one designed for motorists, showing the roads of a city, state, or other area.
- ‘He carries a recorder in the car and road maps.’
- ‘By 2004, 85 per cent of all new cars will be installed with computer systems that will provide their driver with road maps, or call for help on sudden impact.’
- ‘Rodriguez, who is known for his handmade road maps that decoratively combine a variety of maps, documented four trips.’
- ‘‘It's like having a road map with street signs; you know exactly where you're going,’ says Lee, who works with Reddy and Silva on the recombinant vaccines.’
- ‘Although MCAAP is not a secret facility - it shows up on road maps and has a public Web site - it is a closed facility, run by the Army, its workers civilian employees of the Army.’
- ‘Mustsees begin with Janine Davidson's series of panels of paper embossed with road maps of Johannesburg and decorated with floating gold thread.’
2A plan or strategy intended to achieve a particular goal.‘a road map for peace in the region’
- ‘We established country-specific road maps of what's necessary to improve the situation of each individual country.’
- ‘Much money also is saved by having a good set of contract documents - a clear road map for construction.’
- ‘The PR plan serves as a road map, not only to tell us where we agree we're going, but to evaluate progress along the way.’
- ‘Its projects range from investigating new markets for Fortune 500 companies to reformulating the business road maps of failing start-ups.’
- ‘Indie films supply a road map of what to avoid, what mistakes not to make.’
- ‘Using ethanol as an example, here is a road map to launching an added-value venture.’
- ‘The computer-controlled system is operated from a workstation that shows what valves are open, which lines and freezers are running a virtual road map for production.’
- ‘He is particularly impressed with the way the company involves customers in its future product road maps through its Customer Council.’
- ‘The executives promised that the new technology would revolutionize the sales cycle by analyzing trends and providing road maps to bigger and better sales results.’
- ‘Product road maps and branding plans are among the first items on the agenda, according to the memo.’
- ‘All the things that IT is used to, like support documentation, reliability, road maps - none of that exists for open source when you start moving beyond a single component.’
- ‘It is also helpful that a number of industries already have road maps indicating how they intend to move towards these objectives.’
- ‘And as regulatory approval is obtained, executives will be freer to share the data they have on product road maps, synergies, and cost-savings.’
- ‘But each independent team is a profit-and-loss center with the autonomy to create its own business model, conduct its own advanced R&D and marketing, and draft its own product road maps.’
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