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A general rule, principle, or piece of advice.
recommendation, instruction, direction, suggestion, adviceregulation, rule, requirement, specification, prescription, precept, principle, guiding principlestandard, criterion, measure, gauge, yardstick, benchmark, touchstoneprocedure, parameter, constraint, limitView synonyms
- ‘New health and safety guidelines prevent the new generation of trains doing this.’
- ‘Schools have been issued with guidelines on how to handle anti-war protests by pupils.’
- ‘I mean, is there a guideline, is there a statute, is there a procedure, or do they make it up as they go along?’
- ‘There are, however, some basic guidelines to follow during the course of the hand.’
- ‘I also take into account the statutory guidelines and all the circumstances of the case.’
- ‘For asthma the guidelines recommended the appropriate use of all reported drugs.’
- ‘The general guideline for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.’
- ‘The chief medical officer has also issued interim guidelines pending his final report.’
- ‘And now it has issued guidelines to drivers to make sure they are fit for the road.’
- ‘The Health and Safety Executive also issued guidelines for working safely on the Bay.’
- ‘I had written something to say about her, just as a basic guideline for me to work from.’
- ‘This is not a question that can easily be answered, but some general guidelines can be offered.’
- ‘The spokesman added the new rules would not be compatible with their current guidelines.’
- ‘For that reason attempts have been made to draw up rules or guidelines for fact-finders.’
- ‘The articles are intended to be general guidelines which apply to every country you may play.’
- ‘The guideline avoids specific recommendations on cholesterol lowering drugs.’
- ‘Darkness fell, and strict safety guidelines kept us from going out on deck unless in pairs.’
- ‘As the usability guideline suggested, any new function is a road block for users to find the other functions.’
- ‘Like other rural clergy, he is following the guidelines issued by the Archbishop of York.’
- ‘Then you have his breach of the guideline that directors should only chair one top 100 company.’
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