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  1. guidelinenoun

    A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.

    He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement.

    rule of thumb

  2. guidelinenoun

    A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.

    rule of thumb

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guidelinenoun

    a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

    road map, rule of thumb, guidepost

  2. road map, guidelinenoun

    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"

    road map, rule of thumb, guidepost

  3. guidepost, guideline, rule of thumbnoun

    a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

    rule of thumb, road map, guidepost, signpost

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  1. Debra Houry:

    Until today, there was no evidence-based guideline in the United States on pediatric mTBI -- inclusive of all causes, healthcare providers will now be equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure the best outcomes for their young patients who sustain an mTBI.

  2. Jenna Stangland:

    Twenty-five grams a day is a good estimate or a good guideline to follow in trying to incorporate it into what we are eating.

  3. Richard Lawhern:

    We likely wont be able to avoid a rewrite effort for somekind of guideline, because doctors wont reenter pain management practice without a shield from sanctions.

  4. Lee Kwang-cheol:

    The Lippert attack has turned into a security crackdown, this is being handled as a political case and (politicians) are giving some kind of guideline to the police.

  5. Sek Wannamethee:

    Thailand will continue to work closely with our international partners including the UNHCR toward a more systematic screening mechanism to help make these decisions more efficient with a clear guideline for relevant agencies.

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