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instruction

noun in·struc·tion \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

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
in·struc·tion·al \-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.

First Known Use of INSTRUCTION

15th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis
INSTRUCTIONS Defined for Kids

instruction

noun in·struc·tion \in-ˈstrək-shən\

Definition of INSTRUCTION for Kids

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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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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