Definition of guidance
1 : the act or process of guiding
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 : 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
I couldn't have done it without her guidance.
We need more guidance on how to handle these unusual cases.
Origin and Etymology of guidance
First Known Use: 1590
GUIDANCE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of guidance for Students
: help, instruction, or assistance I fumbled for my cross and was about to pray for guidance … — Avi, Crispin
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