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  1. guideline(noun)

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

    road map, rule of thumb, guidepost

  2. road map, guideline(noun)

    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 thumb(noun)

    a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

    rule of thumb, road map, guidepost, signpost


  1. guideline(noun)

    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. guideline(noun)

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

    rule of thumb

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  1. 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.

  2. Sek Wannamethee:

    The foreign ministry was not aware about the third country settlement, 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.

  3. Richard Wender:

    Ultimately, there is no perfect answer. Guideline groups must bring their own values into the recommendation. Breast cancer is a good example.

  4. Richard Wender:

    If this becomes the final guideline, coverage of mammograms would no longer be mandated under the ACA.

  5. Anita Hill:

    The implementation of this guideline marks an important first step in communicating appropriate industry standards for professional practices.

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