guidance

[gahyd-ns]
noun
1.
the act or function of guiding; leadership; direction.
2.
advice or counseling, especially that provided for students choosing a course of study or preparing for a vocation.
3.
supervised care or assistance, especially therapeutic help in the treatment of minor emotional disturbances.
4.
something that guides.
5.
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:
1765–75; guide + -ance

nonguidance, noun
preguidance, noun
self-guidance, noun


1. management, conduct, supervision, control, government.
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guidance (ˈɡaɪdəns)
 
n
1.  leadership, instruction, or direction
2.  a.  counselling or advice on educational, vocational, or psychological matters
 b.  (as modifier): the marriage-guidance counsellor
3.  something that guides
4.  See also guided missile any process by which the flight path of a missile is controlled in flight

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guidance
1530s, "the process of directing conduct," from guide; replacing 15c. guying. In reference to direction in school, career, marriage, etc., from 1927.
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Example sentences
Maybe you guys can give me some guidance.
Send some guidance from above.
Older students might be able to do this on their own with less guidance.
The guidance system was equally meritorious.
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