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Meaning & Definition of Guideline in English

English

Guideline

/gaɪdlaɪn/

noun

1. A light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

    synonym:
  • guideline

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"
    synonym:
  • road map
  • ,
  • guideline

3. A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

    synonym:
  • guidepost
  • ,
  • guideline
  • ,
  • rule of thumb

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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!