What is the difference between Guideline and Guidebook?

The difference between guideline and guidebook

is that "guideline" is a non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour and "guidebook" is alternative spelling of guide book.

guideline

guidebook

Noun

  • A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.
  • 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

Exemple

  • In 2009, the Obama Administration released guidelines on enhanced interrogation written in 2003 and 2004 by the CIA Office of Medical Services. .1-3 The OMS guidelines, even in redacted form, and opinions from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel show that CIA physicians, psychologists, and other health care personnel had important roles in enhanced interrogation.
  • He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement.

Noun

  • Alternative spelling of guide book