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noun [plural] British English pronunciation: guidelines /ˈɡaɪdˌlaɪnz/
  1. official instructions or advice about how to do something
    guidelines on/for:

    strict guidelines on the training of police officers

    issue/lay down/provide guidelines:

    The Department of Education has issued new national guidelines for science teachers.

    under/in accordance with/according to guidelines:

    Refugees' applications are handled in accordance with United Nations guidelines.

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