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guiding principle

noun [C] uk   us  
an idea that influences you very much when making a decision or considering a matter: Equality of opportunity has been the government's guiding principle in its education reforms.
Translations of “guiding principle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 指導思想, 指導原則…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指导思想, 指导原则…
(Definition of guiding principle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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