Definition of guideline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌɪdlʌɪn/


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

Words that rhyme with guideline

sideline, tideline

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Line breaks: guide|line

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