A statement or other indication of policy or procedure by which to determine a course of action: guidelines for the completion of tax returns. (noun)
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Use "guideline" in a sentence
"The term guideline instructions and its honorific equivalent personal instructions (zhel-lung, zhal-lung) are often translated as "oral instructions.""
"The no TV guideline is a good one for all of you who have kids that can name all of the Spongebob characters but can't name 5 U.S. Presidents."
"Typical guideline is to divide the hook size by 3 to get the proper leader/tippet size - for a size 14 hook, 14/3 = 4.3, so go with either a 4x or 5x."