Definition of guideline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡīdˌlīn/


A general rule, principle, or piece of advice.
Example sentences
  • The Health and Safety Executive also issued guidelines for working safely on the Bay.
  • New health and safety guidelines prevent the new generation of trains doing this.
  • For that reason attempts have been made to draw up rules or guidelines for fact-finders.
recommendation, instruction, direction, suggestion, advice;
regulation, rule, principle, guiding principle;
standard, criterion, measure, gauge, yardstick, benchmark, touchstone;
procedure, parameter

Words that rhyme with guideline

sideline, tideline

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Syllabification: guide·line

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