road map: Meaning and Definition of

road' map"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another.
  2. any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished: your road map to financial independence.
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