Guideline - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡaɪdlaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word guideline
Brit.  |ˈɡʌɪdlʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word guideline


- a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
- a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
- a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior (syn: guidepost)


The hospital has issued new guidelines on the treatment of mentally ill patients.

This chapter gives you some guidelines to help you in your work.

Today most planning authorities enforce fairly strict guidelines on new houses.

When starting a new business, try to follow these general guidelines.

Teachers can choose books within certain broad guidelines.

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