Meaning of “guidance” in the English Dictionary

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"guidance" in British English

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guidancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡaɪ.dəns/ us /ˈɡaɪ.dəns/

B2 help and advice about how to do something or about how to deal with problems connected with your work, education, or personal relationships:

I've always looked to my father for guidance in these matters.
careers guidance

the process of directing the flight of a missile or rocket:

a missile guidance system

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  • Our instructors can provide guidance on how to use the equipment.
  • The booklet offers practical guidance on how to set up a business.
  • Under his teacher's guidance, she has developed into an accomplished pianist.
  • The role of the supervisor is to provide guidance to the student.
  • She frequently sought guidance from her parents.

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

"guidance" in American English

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guidancenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡɑɪ·dəns/

help and advice about how to do something or about how to deal with problems:

She never got any guidance when she needed it.
The school district needs another guidance counselor to work with students (= a person employed to give help and advice to students).

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

"guidance" in Business English

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guidancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡaɪdəns/ us

help and advice about how to do something or to deal with problems:

give/offer/provide guidance (to sb) The website offers guidance to employers on employment law.
guidance on sth The first chapter gives guidance on how to make the best use of existing staff.
Freelance staff have been brought in to help develop software systems under Chris's guidance.

FINANCE written information that a company gives about its probable financial results for a particular period, before the period has ended:

to provide/give/issue guidance
quarterly/full-year guidance There are only a few companies that don't issue quarterly earnings guidance.

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