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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.
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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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This was supposed to be the last batch of Blueline buses to be phased out after 823 buses were phased out on December 14 and 1,212 buses on December 31.
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Skoda, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (Xetra: VW), has introduced its new special edition Fabia BlueLine in the United Kingdom.
SOLD out in less time than it takes to say Czech Republic, Skoda's Fabia Silverline special edition has been so popular over the past year that Skoda has reintroduced the series and added a Fabia Blueline.
The new Fabia Silverline and Blueline are available in hatchback and estate forms, both powered by a 1.2-litre, 64bhp engine.
Picking up the puck wide on the right on the blueline he skated through unabated to slide the puck past Eric Raymond in the French goal.
Redhook Brewery continues its "Blueline" program this month with the release of a Honey Stout on March 3.
The Blueline taxi driver was pictured next to his beached vehicle in the sand at Tynemouth on Sunday.