guiding principle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “guiding principle” in the English Dictionary

"guiding principle" in British English

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guiding principlenoun [C]

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an ​idea that ​influences you very much when making a ​decision or ​considering a ​matter: Equality of ​opportunity has been the government's ​guidingprinciple in ​itseducationreforms.
(Definition of guiding principle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “guiding principle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 指导思想, 指导原则…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指導思想, 指導原則…
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