What does instruction mean?

Definitions for instruction
ɪnˈstrʌk ʃənin·struc·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word instruction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, instructionnoun

    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 activitynoun

    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, pedagogynoun

    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 linenoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Instructionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]

Wiktionary

  1. instructionnoun

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

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  2. instructionnoun

    An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  3. instructionnoun

    An order or command.

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  4. instructionnoun

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

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instructionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]

  2. Instructionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]

  3. Instructionnoun

    precept; information; teachings

    Etymology: [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]

  4. Instructionnoun

    direction; order; command

    Etymology: [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)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. instruction

    The education or training of soldiers in military duties. In the U. S. service the colonel has general charge of the instruction of his regiment.

Editors Contribution

  1. instruction

    A computer language to perform a specific function.

    The computer program had an internal instruction that enabled it to perform so efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  
  2. instructionverb

    Verb form of the word instruct.

    The instruction was fair, just and crystal clear.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of instruction in a Sentence

  1. William Schaffner:

    This is not an instruction. This is not an order, i'm not asking everyone to stay at home and lock the door for a month. I'm saying, be thoughtful every time you contemplate getting together with a crowd or group.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.

  3. Hou Yi:

    We simplified our procedures to make everything easier to understand, usually after two hours of instruction, they could hit the ground running.

  4. Theresa May:

    I became prime minister immediately after that referendum, i believe it is my duty to deliver on their instruction, and I intend to do so.

  5. Aaron McDonald:

    I currently have a client who just yesterday reported such a behavior in her dog, Isis. Her toddler has a tendency to climb and tumble. As a response, the dog now stands behind her to brace her fall. The owner gave no such instruction. What emotion drives that innovation, if not feelings of empathy ? Empathy is found at the heart of social attachment.

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Translations for instruction

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  • تعليم, تعليماتArabic
  • instrukceCzech
  • vejledning, vejlederenDanish
  • Assemblerbefehl, Anweisung, UnterrichtGerman
  • συμβουλή, εντολή, εκπαίδευση, οδηγίαGreek
  • instruadoEsperanto
  • instrucciónSpanish
  • opastus, ohjaaminen, ohje, opettaminenFinnish
  • instructionFrench
  • deachtú, treoirIrish
  • teagasg, stiùireadhScottish Gaelic
  • הוראהHebrew
  • インストラクション, 教訓, 命令, 指示Japanese
  • īnstructiōLatin
  • onderwijs, instructieDutch
  • instruçãoPortuguese
  • învățătură, instruire, indicație, instrucțiune, învățământ, îndrumare, învățareRomanian
  • инструкция, инструктажRussian
  • instruktion, instruktör, skolväsen, undervisningSwedish
  • agizo, magizoSwahili
  • அறிவுறுத்தல்Tamil

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