by no means exhaustive


In the following statement,


"These Guidelines are developed to help users gain a better understanding on the model and are by no means exhaustive."


Can any one tell what is the meaning and function of "by no means exhaustive"?

asked Aug 15 '11 at 03:39 CF LOK New member

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An exhaustive list includes every item that could possibly be listed.  So this phrase means that not everything is included - just the basics. 

link comment answered Aug 15 '11 at 04:23 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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