Definition of guidance in English:



mass noun
  • 1Advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, especially as given by someone in authority.

    ‘he looked to his father for inspiration and guidance’
    • ‘It is not an attempt to find fault but to help through mentoring and providing guidance and advice.’
    • ‘Her work was supervised by a tutor, whom she visited regularly for advice and guidance.’
    • ‘A man or a woman of little intelligence in a backward country needs spiritual guidance.’
    • ‘It should go some of the way to help fill the void in providing useful and high quality careers advice and guidance.’
    • ‘Businesses in each area can go to their home authority for preventive guidance and advice.’
    • ‘The fact that we have to contend with is that both sides could appeal to the Bible for enlightenment and guidance.’
    • ‘She gives advice, guidance, help, and motivation to her students at City College.’
    • ‘We want step-by-step guidance on this recommendation if we are to explore it further.’
    • ‘If you want to receive a little bit of guidance, I suggest you look to the individual lists.’
    • ‘That guidance is in a different format from the earlier guidance to which I have referred.’
    • ‘Rater training was absent, and guidance consisted of short written instructions.’
    • ‘This person is someone whom you should be able to look to for advice and guidance.’
    • ‘Evelyn was always glad to lend advice and encouragement to all who sought her guidance.’
    • ‘The teachers at the school have also been very helpful in giving us advice and guidance.’
    • ‘It is difficult to find clear guidance on how much time doctors should spend talking to relatives.’
    • ‘Offering advice and guidance via the quarterly newsletter would be a good start.’
    • ‘The result is that there is no remotely authoritative guidance on how we should live within society.’
    • ‘The role of males is changing and we find men are often looking for a sense of purpose and some guidance.’
    • ‘Central government circulars also contain advice and guidance to local authorities.’
    • ‘The Authority has issued guidance, which is under review, on the making of applications.’
    advice, counsel, direction, instruction, teaching, counselling, enlightenment, intelligence, information
    direction, control, leadership, management, supervision, superintendence, government, regulation, orchestration, charge, rule, command
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  • 2The directing of the motion or position of something, especially an aircraft, spacecraft, or missile.

    as modifier ‘a laser guidance system’
    • ‘Ballistics influences many fields of study ranging from analyzing a curve ball to developing missile guidance systems.’
    • ‘No studies compared two dimensional ultrasound guidance as a single procedure against surgical cut-down.’
    • ‘In this chapter, we deal with axon guidance in the central and peripheral nervous system.’
    • ‘Missile guidance is provided by an inertial navigation system, supported by stellar navigation.’
    • ‘All communications are knocked out and long-range missile guidance systems no longer operate.’
    • ‘The two alleles that cause the most severe axon guidance defects have strikingly different mutations.’
    • ‘Using ultrasound guidance, vascular surgeons insert a thin wire into the saphenous vein.’
    • ‘It is thought that some kind of guidance system will have to be devised if a helicopter is tried again.’
    • ‘The newer system uses a much smaller missile with an infrared terminal guidance system.’
    • ‘A specially developed radio-frequency catheter is placed inside the affected vein under ultrasound guidance.’
    direction, control, leadership, management, supervision, superintendence, government, regulation, orchestration, charge, rule, command
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