Definition of guidance in English:

guidance

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 difficult to find clear guidance on how much time doctors should spend talking to relatives.’
    • ‘The Authority has issued guidance, which is under review, on the making of applications.’
    • ‘The teachers at the school have also been very helpful in giving us advice and guidance.’
    • ‘Offering advice and guidance via the quarterly newsletter would be a good start.’
    • ‘If you want to receive a little bit of guidance, I suggest you look to the individual lists.’
    • ‘It is not an attempt to find fault but to help through mentoring and providing guidance and advice.’
    • ‘The result is that there is no remotely authoritative guidance on how we should live within society.’
    • ‘Evelyn was always glad to lend advice and encouragement to all who sought her guidance.’
    • ‘The fact that we have to contend with is that both sides could appeal to the Bible for enlightenment and guidance.’
    • ‘Central government circulars also contain advice and guidance to local authorities.’
    • ‘This person is someone whom you should be able to look to for advice and guidance.’
    • ‘She gives advice, guidance, help, and motivation to her students at City College.’
    • ‘Rater training was absent, and guidance consisted of short written instructions.’
    • ‘We want step-by-step guidance on this recommendation if we are to explore it further.’
    • ‘That guidance is in a different format from the earlier guidance to which I have referred.’
    • ‘A man or a woman of little intelligence in a backward country needs spiritual guidance.’
    • ‘Her work was supervised by a tutor, whom she visited regularly for advice and guidance.’
    • ‘Businesses in each area can go to their home authority for preventive guidance and advice.’
    • ‘It should go some of the way to help fill the void in providing useful and high quality careers advice and guidance.’
    • ‘The role of males is changing and we find men are often looking for a sense of purpose and some guidance.’
    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’
    • ‘A specially developed radio-frequency catheter is placed inside the affected vein under ultrasound guidance.’
    • ‘The newer system uses a much smaller missile with an infrared terminal guidance system.’
    • ‘Using ultrasound guidance, vascular surgeons insert a thin wire into the saphenous vein.’
    • ‘No studies compared two dimensional ultrasound guidance as a single procedure against surgical cut-down.’
    • ‘It is thought that some kind of guidance system will have to be devised if a helicopter is tried again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ballistics influences many fields of study ranging from analyzing a curve ball to developing missile guidance systems.’
    direction, control, leadership, management, supervision, superintendence, government, regulation, orchestration, charge, rule, command
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Pronunciation:

guidance

/ˈɡʌɪd(ə)ns/