- 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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- 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 guidances
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