- the act or function of guiding; leadership; direction.
- advice or counseling, especially that provided for students choosing a course of study or preparing for a vocation.
- supervised care or assistance, especially therapeutic help in the treatment of minor emotional disturbances.
- something that guides.
- the process by which the flight of a missile or rocket may be altered in speed and direction in response to controls situated either wholly in the projectile or partly at a base.
Origin of guidance
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1. management, conduct, supervision, control, government.
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Examples from the Web for guidance
According to Wahlberg, his time in prison, as well as the guidance of a parish priest, helped him turn his life around.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
Mariame protests, and tells the guidance counselor that she does not understand.
She begs the guidance counselor to let her advance to high school.
And that makes me wonder if maybe the networks and shows might not want to look to them for guidance?Wanted: Less Terrible Political Coverage on TV
November 19, 2014
Whether or not we believe that divine precepts give us guidance, our behavior is remarkably similar.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral
September 23, 2014
In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience to law.
Rest upon it for the night, and let your orisons ask for guidance in the matter.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Those who contemplate such a step should pray for God's guidance.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
So I pray you, uncle, let me still have the advantage of your counsel and guidance.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Later we did just that, under the guidance of Tawabinisy himself.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
- leadership, instruction, or direction
- counselling or advice on educational, vocational, or psychological matters
- (as modifier)the marriage-guidance counsellor
- something that guides
- any process by which the flight path of a missile is controlled in flightSee also guided missile
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Word Origin and History for guidance
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