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Blueprint

1. A construction plan. It is called a blueprint because it historically has been printed on blue paper with white lines.

2. In photography, a copy of a periodical printed before final editing in which images are shown on blue paper.

3. Informal, a plan.

blueprint

A detailed set of plans used as a guide for construction.Because of the economies of a very inexpensive method of creating and copying such plans, they were formerly characterized by white lines on blue paper.

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There is also a large openplan kitchen/living space with stunning views over the Dee Estuary to the Welsh hills from a Juliet balcony.
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Paul and solicitor Aimee, 25, loved the use of space in their Doune home, but the openplan kitchen is their favourite feature.
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The service will be provided from an openplan counter, with a range of key Post Office products being offered alongside retail transactions.
"There is very much an openplan feeling to the living accommodation that creates a very airy and pleasant living space.
After inspecting some openplan warehouse-style conversions, the model-turned-TV reality star was blown away by a six-bedroom house - skipping distance from Winehouse's favourite watering hole The Hawley Arms - and declared: "That's Hot!" The American socialite immediately got out her diamond-encrusted mobile to hire interior designers, telling pals she is prepared to spend another pounds 250,000 making the house "Pure Paris".
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