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guidance

Line breaks: guid¦ance
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌɪd(ə)ns
 
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Definition of guidance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, especially as given by someone in authority: he looked to his father for inspiration and guidance
More example sentences
  • Central government circulars also contain advice and guidance to local authorities.
  • Businesses in each area can go to their home authority for preventive guidance and advice.
  • The teachers at the school have also been very helpful in giving us advice and guidance.
Synonyms
2The directing of the motion or position of something, especially an aircraft, spacecraft, or missile: [as modifier]: a laser guidance system
More example sentences
  • The newer system uses a much smaller missile with an infrared terminal guidance system.
  • It is thought that some kind of guidance system will have to be devised if a helicopter is tried again.
  • In this chapter, we deal with axon guidance in the central and peripheral nervous system.

Words that rhyme with guidance

abidance, misguidance, subsidence

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