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, 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

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. instruction(Noun)

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

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  2. instruction(Noun)

    An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  3. instruction(Noun)

    An order or command.

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

  4. instruction(Noun)

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

    Etymology: instructio: confer French instruction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instruction(noun)

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

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

  2. Instruction(noun)

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

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

  3. Instruction(noun)

    precept; information; teachings

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

  4. Instruction(noun)

    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. instruction

    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

How to pronounce instruction?

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How to say instruction in sign language?

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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. John Dewey:

    Instruction is important.

  2. Alex Gerbi:

    As the Claimant, The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc, has not agreed to that request, no doubt at the instruction of the Russian Federation.

  3. Dan Fisher:

    In essence, we have a new emphasis on what is bad about America, (The new framework) trades an emphasis on America's founding principles of constitutional government in favor of robust analyses of gender and racial oppression and class ethnicity and the lives of marginalized people, where the emphasis on instruction is of America as a nation of oppressors and exploiters.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    After the Kozinski scandal and other allegations, it was a real chance to undertake reforms, but in too many ways, this vague report kicks the can down the road. ... It appears victims could be left wondering to whom they can report, with little instruction or transparency in the process or resolution.

  5. Dr. Shreenivas R. Deshpande:

    Responsibility is doing ones work neatly, without the instruction and monitoring by anyone.

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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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