guideline vs guidepost what difference

what is difference between guideline and guidepost

English

Etymology

guide +‎ line

Noun

guideline (plural guidelines)

  1. A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.
    He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement.
  2. A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.
  3. A light line, used in lettering, to help align the text.

Synonyms

  • (non-specific rule): rule of thumb
  • (plan or explanation): rule of thumb

Descendants

  • Japanese: ガイドライン (gaidorain)

Translations


Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English guideline.

Noun

guideline f (invariable)

  1. guideline


English

Etymology

guide +‎ post

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊst

Noun

guidepost (plural guideposts)

  1. A signpost.
  2. (by extension) Anything that provides guidance; a guideline.

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