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instruction

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noun in·struc·tion \in-ˈstrək-shən\

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. 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. 2 :  the action, practice, or profession of teaching

in·struc·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of instruction

  1. You should read each instruction carefully.

  2. Their instruction was to deliver the package by five o'clock.

  3. The after-school program offers reading instruction to students who need it.

  4. The computer can handle one million instructions per second.



15th Century

First Known Use of instruction

15th century



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