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[gahyd-lahyn] /ˈgaɪdˌlaɪn/

any or indication of a future course of action:
guidelines on the government’s future policy.
a lightly marked used as a , as in composing a drawing, a typed page, or a of lettering.
a rope or cord that serves to one’s steps, especially over rocky terrain, through underground passages, etc.
a rope or wire used in the movement of stage scenery or curtains being raised or lowered.
a principle put forward to set standards or determine a course of action

1785, “line marked on a surface before cutting,” from guide + line (n.). Meaning “rope for steering a hot-air balloon” is from 1846. In figurative use by 1948. Related: Guidelines.


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