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guidance

[gahyd-ns] /ˈgaɪd 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
1765-1775
1765-75; guide + -ance
Related forms
nonguidance, noun
preguidance, noun
self-guidance, noun
Synonyms
1. management, conduct, supervision, control, government.
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guidance

/ˈɡaɪdəns/
noun
1.
leadership, instruction, or direction
2.
  1. counselling or advice on educational, vocational, or psychological matters
  2. (as modifier): the marriage-guidance counsellor
3.
something that guides
4.
any process by which the flight path of a missile is controlled in flight See also guided missile
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Word Origin and History for pre guidance

guidance

n.

1530s, "the process of directing conduct," hybrid from guide + -ance; replacing 15c. guying. In reference to direction in school, career, marriage, etc., from 1927.

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