What does instruction mean?

Definitions for instruction
ɪnˈstrʌk ʃənin·struc·tion

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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)

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.

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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?

  1. instruction


  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. Carl Green:

    I took it as an instruction to leave.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I would refuse to carry out that instruction.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.

  5. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

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Translations for instruction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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