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Policy vs. Blueprint

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Policynoun

(obsolete) The art of governance; political science.

Blueprintnoun

A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.

Policynoun

(obsolete) A state; a polity.

Blueprintnoun

A print produced with this process.

Policynoun

(obsolete) A set political system; civil administration.

Blueprintnoun

A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).

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Policynoun

(obsolete) A trick; a stratagem.

Blueprintnoun

Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.

Policynoun

A principle of behaviour, conduct etc. thought to be desirable or necessary, especially as formally expressed by a government or other authoritative body.

‘The Communist Party has a policy of returning power to the workers.’;

Blueprintverb

To make a blueprint for.

‘The architect blueprinted the renovation plan once the client had signed off.’;

Policynoun

Wise or advantageous conduct; prudence, formerly also with connotations of craftiness.

Blueprintverb

To make a detailed operational plan for.

‘They blueprinted every aspect of the first phase of the operation.’;

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Policynoun

Specifically, political shrewdness or (formerly) cunning; statecraft.

Blueprint

See under Print.

Policynoun

The grounds of a large country house.

Blueprintnoun

something intended as a guide for making something else;

‘a blueprint for a house’; ‘a pattern for a skirt’;

Policynoun

(obsolete) Motive; object; inducement.

Blueprintnoun

photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.

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Policynoun

(law)

Blueprintverb

make a blueprint of

Policynoun

A contract of insurance.

Blueprint

A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing or engineering drawing using a contact print process on light-sensitive sheets. Introduced by Sir John Herschel in 1842, the process allowed rapid and accurate production of an unlimited number of copies.

Policynoun

A document containing or certifying this contract.

‘Your insurance policy covers fire and theft only.’;

Policynoun

(obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural)

Policynoun

A number pool lottery

Policyverb

(transitive) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Policynoun

Civil polity.

Policynoun

The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.

Policynoun

The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.

Policynoun

Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.

Policynoun

Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.

‘The very policy of a hostess, finding his purse so far above his clothes, did detect him.’;

Policynoun

Motive; object; inducement.

‘What policy have you to bestow a benefit where it is counted an injury?’;

Policynoun

A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.

Policynoun

The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.

Policynoun

A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Policyverb

To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Policynoun

a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government;

‘they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation’;

Policynoun

a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;

‘it was a policy of retribution’; ‘a politician keeps changing his policies’;

Policynoun

written contract or certificate of insurance;

‘you should have read the small print on your policy’;

Policynoun

a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual

‘it is not company policy to dispense with our older workers’; ‘the government's controversial economic policies’;

Policynoun

prudent or expedient conduct or action

‘a course of policy and wisdom’;

Policynoun

a contract of insurance

‘they took out a joint policy’;

Policynoun

an illegal lottery or numbers game

‘he swore that he had never played policy in his life’;

Policy

Policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

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