Definition of guideline in English:


Line breaks: guide|line
Pronunciation: /ˈgʌɪdlʌɪn


  • A general rule, principle, or piece of advice: the organization has issued guidelines for people working with prisoners
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    • 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, requirement, specification, prescription, precept, principle, guiding principle; standard, criterion, measure, gauge, yardstick, benchmark, touchstone; procedure, parameter, constraint, limit

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