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guideline

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noun guide·line \ˈgīd-ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of guideline

  • : a rule or instruction that shows or tells how something should be done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guideline

  1. :  a line by which one is guided: as a :  a cord or rope to aid a passer over a difficult point or to permit retracing a course b :  an indication or outline of policy or conduct

1785

First Known Use of guideline

1785


GUIDELINE Defined for Kids

guideline

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noun guide·line \ˈgīd-ˌlīn\

Definition of guideline for Students

  1. :  a rule about how something should be done




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