guideline

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noun guide·line \ˈgīd-ˌlīn\

Definition of guideline

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

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First Known Use of guideline

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GUIDELINE Defined for English Language Learners

guideline

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noun guide·line \ˈgīd-ˌlīn\

Definition of guideline for English Language Learners

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


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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