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Definition 1: the act of setting and holding a course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where guidance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a new council was installed under the direction of the king

Synonyms for guidance in the sense of this definition

(guidance is a kind of ...) the activity of managing or exerting control over something

"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

(... is a kind of guidance ) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

(... is a kind of guidance ) the action of directing something at an object

"he took aim and fired"

(... is a kind of guidance ) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

(... is a kind of guidance ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies

(... is a kind of guidance ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces

(... is a kind of guidance ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by commands originating from the ground or from another missile

(... is a kind of guidance ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field

Definition 2: the act of guiding or showing the way - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for guidance in the sense of this definition

(guidance is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

Definition 3: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for guidance in the sense of this definition

(guidance is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of guidance ) a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

"the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"

(... is a kind of guidance ) counseling on career opportunities

(... is a kind of guidance ) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)

"let faith be your cynosure to walk by"

(... is a kind of guidance ) guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children

(... is a kind of guidance ) counseling on marital problems and disagreements

(... is a kind of guidance ) an indication of potential opportunity

"he got a tip on the stock market" "a good lead for a job"

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