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guide·line

 (gīd′līn′)
n.
A statement or other indication of policy or procedure by which to determine a course of action: guidelines for the completion of tax returns.

guideline

(ˈɡaɪdˌlaɪn)
n
a principle put forward to set standards or determine a course of action

guide•line

(ˈgaɪdˌlaɪn)

n.
1. any guide or indication of a future course of action: guidelines on tax reform.
2. a lightly marked line used as a guide, as in composing a drawing.
3. a rope or cord that serves to guide one's steps, as over rocky or unfamiliar terrain.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guideline - a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
2.guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of actionguideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
counseling, counselling, guidance, counsel, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
3.guideline - a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behaviorguideline - a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior
rule, regulation - a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"

guideline

noun recommendation, advice, proposal, direction, suggestion, counsel, specification The government should issue clear guidelines on the content of religious education.
Translations
إرشادات
směrnice
retningslinie
viîmiîunarregla
smernica
kurallartalimatname

guideline

[ˈgaɪdlaɪn] N(línea f) directriz f; (for writing) → falsilla f

guide

(gaid) verb
1. to lead, direct or show the way. I don't know how to get to your house – I'll need someone to guide me; Your comments guided me in my final choice.
2. to control the movement of. The teacher guided the child's hand as she wrote.
noun
1. a person who shows the way to go, points out interesting things etc. A guide will show you round the castle.
2. (also ˈguidebook) a book which contains information for tourists. a guide to Rome.
3. (usually with capital) a Girl Guide.
4. something which informs, directs or influences.
ˈguidance noun
advice towards doing something. a project prepared under the guidance of the professor.
ˈguideline noun
(usually in plural) an indication as to how something should be done.
guided missile
an explosive rocket which can be guided to its target by radio waves.

guide·line

n. pauta, guía, directriz.

guideline

n guía, norma, pauta
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