What does the word guidance mean?

Dictionary.com defines guidance as:

1. the act or function of guiding; leadership; direction. 2. advice or counseling, esp. that provided for students choosing a course of study or preparing for a vocation. 3. supervised care or assistance, esp. therapeutic help in the treatment of minor emotional disturbances. 4. something that guides. 5. the process by which the flight of a missile or rocket may be altered in speed and direction in response to controls situated either wholly in the projectile or partly at a base.

It offers management, conduct, supervision, control, and government as synonyms. And under Related Words it lists counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, and steering.