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Guideline vs. Guidance

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  • Guideline (noun)

    A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.

    "He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement."

  • Guideline (noun)

    A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.

  • Guideline (noun)

    A light line, used in lettering, to help align the text.

  • Guidance (noun)

    The act or process of guiding.

  • Guidance (noun)

    Advice or counselling on some topic.

  • Guidance (noun)

    Any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc.

Wiktionary
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  • Guideline (noun)

    a formal rule describing how a situation must be handled; - used as a direction to administrators from superiors.

  • Guidance (noun)

    The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Guideline (noun)

    a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

  • Guideline (noun)

    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"

  • Guideline (noun)

    a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

  • Guidance (noun)

    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

  • Guidance (noun)

    the act of guiding or showing the way

  • Guidance (noun)

    the act of setting and holding a course;

    "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

Princeton's WordNet

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