Definition of guidance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡaɪdns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡaɪdns//
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  1. 1guidance (on something) help or advice that is given to somebody, especially by somebody older or with more experience guidance for teachers on how to use video in the classroom Activities all take place under the guidance of an experienced tutor. (North American English) a guidance counselor (= somebody who advises students) The helpline was set up for young people in need of guidance and support. see also marriage guidance
  2. 2the process of controlling the direction of a rocket, etc., using electronic equipment a missile guidance system
  3. Extra examples Guidance must be given as to what tasks the learner should attempt. I think you should seek guidance from your lawyer on this matter. Parents need to provide their children with firm guidance. She prayed for divine guidance. The Careers Officer also offers guidance about university courses. The Safety Officer provides guidance on firefighting and office safety. The handbook gives helpful guidance on writing articles. These notes are for general guidance only. Volunteers are restoring the building under expert guidance. We can give guidance to students on which courses to choose. a marriage guidance counsellor guidance about university degrees Activities take place under the guidance of an experienced tutor.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: guidance