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Definition of 'guideline'


  1. a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: road map
  3. a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior
       Synonyms: guidepost rule of thumb

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