Guideline vs Instruction - What's the difference?

guideline | instruction |


As nouns the difference between guideline and instruction

is that guideline is a non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour while instruction is (lb) the act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

guideline

English

Noun

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

    * (non-specific rule) rule of thumb * (plan or explanation) rule of thumb

    instruction

    Noun

  • (lb) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.
  • :
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=5, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=Anstruther laughed good-naturedly. “[…] I shall take out half a dozen intelligent maistries from our Press and get them to give our villagers instruction when they begin work and when they are in the fields.”}}
  • (lb) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:If my instructions may be your guide.
  • (lb) An order or command.
  • *
  • *:Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  • (lb) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.
  • Synonyms

    * See also