Meaning of “ground rules” in the English Dictionary

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"ground rules" in British English

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ground rulesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈɡraʊnd ˌruːlz/ us /ˈɡraʊnd ˌruːlz/

the principles on which future behaviour is based:

In all relationships a few ground rules have to be established.

(Definition of “ground rules” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ground rules" in American English

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ground rulesplural noun

us /ˈɡrɑʊnd ˌrulz/

the basic rules for doing something:

We set very strict ground rules for the interviews.

(Definition of “ground rules” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ground rules" in Business English

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ground rulesnoun [ plural ]

uk us

the rules on which a person or organization bases their behaviour:

He says that one of his ground rules is to not look at businesses that are not yet making money.

(Definition of “ground rules” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)