guidance

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noun guid·ance \ˈgī-dən(t)s\

Definition of guidance

  1. 1 :  the act or process of guiding

  2. 2a :  the direction provided by a guide <couldn't have done it without her guidance>b :  advice on vocational or educational problems given to students <provides guidance on how to apply for scholarships>

  3. 3 :  the process of controlling the course of a projectile by a built-in mechanism <problems with the missile's guidance>

Examples of guidance in a sentence

  1. I couldn't have done it without her guidance.

  2. We need more guidance on how to handle these unusual cases.

Origin and Etymology of guidance

see 1guide


First Known Use: 1590



GUIDANCE Defined for English Language Learners

guidance

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noun guid·ance \ˈgī-dən(t)s\

Definition of guidance for English Language Learners

  • : help or advice that tells you what to do : the act or process of guiding someone or something

  • : the process of controlling the flight of something (such as a missile)


GUIDANCE Defined for Kids

guidance

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noun guid·ance \ˈgī-dəns\

Definition of guidance for Students

  1. :  help, instruction, or assistance <I fumbled for my cross and was about to pray for guidance … — Avi, Crispin>



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