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guide wordnoun [C]

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In this ​dictionary, ​guide words ​help you ​find the ​explanation you are ​looking for when a word has more than one ​mainmeaning. They are ​printed in ​small, ​colouredcapitalletters.
(Definition of guide word from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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