in·struc·tion noun \in-ˈstrək-shən\
: a statement that describes how to do something
: an order or command
: the action or process of teaching : the act of instructing someone
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
: the action, practice, or profession of teaching
— in·struc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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
Related to INSTRUCTION
- behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, command, order, word
Rhymes with INSTRUCTION
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