Meaning & Definition of Guideline in English
1. A light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
2. 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"
- road map ,
3. A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior
- guidepost ,
- guideline ,
- rule of thumb
Examples of using
German punctuation is pedantic, English punctuation is chaotic, and for Esperanto Dr. Zamenhof suggested we look towards our mother tongue as a guideline. Go figure!