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 guidanceb :  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.

Recent Examples of guidance from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of guidance

see 1guide


First Known Use: 1590



GUIDANCE Defined for English Language Learners

guidance

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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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