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GUIDELINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guideline mean? 

GUIDELINE (noun)
  The noun GUIDELINE has 3 senses:

1. a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
2. a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
3. a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

  Familiarity information: GUIDELINE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUIDELINE (noun)


Sense 1guideline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("guideline" is a kind of...):

line (a mark that is long relative to its width)


Sense 2guideline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

road map; guideline

Context example:

the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam

Hypernyms ("guideline" is a kind of...):

plan; program; programme (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished)

counsel; counseling; counselling; direction; guidance (something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action)


Sense 3guideline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

guidepost; rule of thumb; guideline

Hypernyms ("guideline" is a kind of...):

regulation; rule (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior)


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