Definitions for instructionɪnˈstrʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, instruction(noun)

    a message describing how something is to be done

    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

  2. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity(noun)

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

  3. teaching, instruction, pedagogy(noun)

    the profession of a teacher

    "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

  4. instruction, command, statement, program line(noun)

    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program


  1. Instruction(n.)

    That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted; as: (a) Precept; information; teachings. (b) Direction; order; command.

  2. Origin: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]


  1. instruction(Noun)

    The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.

  2. instruction(Noun)

    An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.

  3. instruction(Noun)

    An order or command.

  4. instruction(Noun)

    A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.

  5. Origin: instructio: confer French instruction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instruction(noun)

    the act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information

  2. Instruction(noun)

    that which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted

  3. Instruction(noun)

    precept; information; teachings

  4. Instruction(noun)

    direction; order; command

  5. Origin: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Instruction

    Works consisting of nonfiction films and video designed to teach, instruct, or train. (From Moving Image Materials: Genre Terms, 1988)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instruction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4007

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instruction' in Nouns Frequency: #788

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