Definition of instruction
- prevailing cultural instructions
- had instructions not to admit strangers
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.
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: a statement that describes how to do something
: an order or command
: the action or process of teaching : the act of instructing someone
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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