Definition of Guidance

1. Noun. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

2. Noun. The act of guiding or showing the way.
Exact synonyms: Steering
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Derivative terms: Guide, Steer

3. Noun. The act of setting and holding a course. "A new council was installed under the direction of the king"

Definition of Guidance

1. n. The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.

Definition of Guidance

1. Noun. the act or process of guiding ¹

2. Noun. advice or counselling on some topic ¹

3. Noun. any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc. ¹

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Definition of Guidance

1. advice [n -S] - See also: advice

Medical Definition of Guidance

1. Directed locomotory response of cells to an anisotropy of the environment, for example the tendency of fibroblasts to align along ridges or parallel to the alignment of collagen fibres in a stretched gel. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guidance

guidance (current term)
guidance device
guidance system
guide RNA
guide book
guide books
guide dog
guide dogs
guide fossil
guide on
guide plane
guide rope

Literary usage of Guidance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"guidance in Teacher Training STUDENT guidance is one of the most difficult problems facing teacher- training institutions today. It is a fundamental error ..."

2. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"guidance Is NEEDED Pupils who go from the eighth grade to the high school are in serious need of guidance in their program making. ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1921)
"Vocational guidance for girls in rural districts implies their training for the line of work for which they are fitted. Unless rural children have access to ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Survey 36: 291 Je 10 '16 How can the faculty of the small high school establish a vocational guidance system? W: G. Bate. ..."

5. Access EPA: Public Information Tools (1994)
"The objective of this document is to provide guidance towards satisfying requirements specified in EPA's IRM Policy Manual for the acquisition and ..."

6. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1896)
"... paid from the sum heretofore appropriated " for maintaining the. system of guidance, employment and aid of discharged prisoners," for the present year. ..."

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