[ gahyd-ns ]
/ ˈgaɪd ns /


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

First recorded in 1765–75; guide + -ance


non·guid·ance, nounpre·guid·ance, nounself-guid·ance, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for guidance

/ (ˈɡaɪdəns) /


leadership, instruction, or direction
  1. counselling or advice on educational, vocational, or psychological matters
  2. (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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