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English definition of “guide word”

guide word

noun [C] uk   us  
In this dictionary, guide words help you find the explanation you are looking for when a word has more than one main meaning. They are printed in small, coloured capital letters.
(Definition of guide word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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