What does guidance mean?

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ˈgaɪd nsguid·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, directionnoun

    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

  2. guidance, steeringnoun

    the act of guiding or showing the way

  3. steering, guidance, directionnoun

    the act of setting and holding a course

    "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"


  1. guidancenoun

    the act or process of guiding

  2. guidancenoun

    advice or counselling on some topic

  3. guidancenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guidancenoun

    Direction; government.

    Etymology: from guide.

    As to those who lived under the guidance of reason alone, without the assistance of supernatural light, it is highly probable that miracles, or a message from the dead, would persuade them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Particular application must be left to Christian prudence, under the guidance of God’s holy spirit, who knows our necessity before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. John Rogers.

    A prince ought not to be under the guidance or influence of either faction, because he declines from his office of presiding over the whole to be the head of a party. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guidancenoun

    the act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading

  2. Etymology: [See Guide.]

Editors Contribution

  1. guidance

    To discuss to agree and create a sense of direction or advice relating to a choice, decision or course of action

    We as citizens have the right to create and use our sense of guidance

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3218

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2309

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Nouns Frequency: #1327

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guidance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guidance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of guidance in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Innes:

    The CPI report will have no material impact on Fed guidance nor have a significant influence on the great Fed debate around 25 or 50, after all, the FOMC is unquestionably willing to let inflation run hotter after spending the better part of a decade trying to ignite those flames.

  2. Seema Verma:

    President Trump took very early actions when it came to nursing homes, we prohibited visitors [ and ] put out guidance to both nursing homes and states.

  3. Lisa Shalett:

    One of the key things the December selloff did was it priced a materially reduced set of earnings expectations for 2019. As a result, investors are going to be somewhat forgiving of companies who either miss estimates or are somewhat tentative in their guidance because they are now expecting that, any companies that talk about 2019 being just as good as 2018 or even sequentially a lot better are going to constitute an upside surprise.

  4. Vestas CEO Anders Runevad:

    The target is our best estimate at this point in time so early on in the year. They are minimum guidance, so of course we can do better.

  5. Alexa Oster:

    Our guidance states very clearly that public health data should only be used for public health purposes, there is some variability in laws. And we continue to work with health departments on strengthening their data protections by providing technical assistance, additional guidance, and resources.

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