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English noun: guideline

1. guideline (communication) a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

Broader (hypernym)line

2. guideline (cognition) a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

SamplesThe president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam.

Synonymsroad map

Broader (hypernym)counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance, plan, program, programme

3. guideline (cognition) a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Synonymsguidepost, rule of thumb

Broader (hypernym)regulation, rule

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