guidelinenoun [C usually plural]uk us /ˈɡaɪd.laɪn/
- Playground guidelines come under the Department of Health and Safety.
- It is intended that these guidelines should be applied flexibly and pragmatically.
- Most teachers think the government's guidelines on homework are too prescriptive.
- We follow very strict guidelines on the use and storage of personal details on computers.
- Manufacturers may fall foul of the new government guidelines.