Simple Definition of instruction
: a statement that describes how to do something
: an order or command
: the action or process of teaching : the act of instructing someone
Full Definition of instruction
1 a : precept <prevailing cultural instructions> b : a direction calling for compliance : order —usually used in plural <had instructions not to admit strangers> c plural : an outline or manual of technical procedure : directions d : a code that tells a computer to perform a particular operation
2 : the action, practice, or profession of teaching
Examples of instruction
You should read each instruction carefully.
Their instruction was to deliver the package by five o'clock.
The after-school program offers reading instruction to students who need it.
The computer can handle one million instructions per second.
First Known Use of instruction
INSTRUCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of instruction
1 instructions plural : a specific rule or command <I left instructions that I was not to be disturbed.>
2 instructions plural : an outline of how something is to be done <Follow the instructions on the box.>
3 : the act or practice of teaching <Students receive instruction in history.>
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