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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.


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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Full-length windows in the openplan sitting-dining room and French doors onto a balcony to the en-suite main bedroom frame those enviable views.
OpenPlan is a Windows NT-based tool that allows engineering firms to produce and update schedules.
The heart of this property is the openplan kitchen/dining/family room which lends itself extremely well to entertaining and for informal dining - and is sure to to be the heart of family life.
I don't like big, openplan plastic pubs Peter O'Connor, regular at the Roscoe Head
The new kitchen "I love that it opens out into the garden and is such a bright openplan space.
On the first floor is an openplan living and dining room, and kitchen with breakfast area for informal dining.
The hall leads to an openplan living area with large windows, one of which gives access to a balcony enjoying magnificent views over the river and Echo Arena.
The service will be provided from an openplan counter, with a range of key Post Office products being offered alongside retail transactions.
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
There's a vast walk-in wardrobe while downstairs is a huge openplan kitchen diner.
Features include a hallway, openplan lounge and kitchen, and kitchen.
Each property benefits from an openplan kitchen and dining area on the ground floor, plus a lounge and wc/ cloakroom.