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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instruction manual, instructions, book of instructions, operating instructionsnoun

    a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it


  1. instructionsnoun

    Plural form of instruction.


  1. instructions

    Instructions are detailed guidelines or information that explain how something should be done, used, operated, or assembled. They serve as a step-by-step guide or directive for achieving a certain result, undertaking a particular task, or operating a specific system or piece of equipment. Instructions may come in various forms, such as written documents, verbal orders, or digital prompts in software or applications.


  1. Instructions

    Instructions is the second studio album by American producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri, released by So So Def in 2001. The album reached #15 on the Billboard charts on November 17, 2001.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. instructions


Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. instructions

    Military directions or orders.

Editors Contribution

  1. instructions

    Plural form of the word instruction.

    The instructions on the paint tin were accurate and legible.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instructions' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2863

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instructions' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3011

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instructions in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instructions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of instructions in a Sentence

  1. Shawn VanDiver:

    This impacts every Afghan the US brought here under parole status who still has family in Afghanistan eligible for reunification. Afghans who fit that description should complete the form now and Afghans in other categories should visit the family reunification landing page and follow the instructions there, it took longer to get this done than anyone would have liked, but #AfghanEvac is proud to have worked tirelessly with the State Department to bridge the gap in the interim through our grassroots efforts.

  2. Alina Kobyliak:

    I learnt some secrets about angles and lighting as I got instructions from a photographer.

  3. Chairman Schiff:

    There is an effort apparently to, by the President's allies, throw Sondland under the bus, throw( acting chief of staff Mick) Mick Mulvaney under the bus, throw anybody under the bus in an effort to protect the President, but what this call indicates, as other testimony has likewise indicated, is that the instructions are coming from the President on down.

  4. David Patton:

    Lighting is down. No light in the cells. All locked down since Thursday night. That's going on for at least 36 hours. When the sun goes down it's pitch dark. Inmates who have medical conditions can't read the instructions on the medications.

  5. Laura Coates:

    The jury instructions were really centered around that term 'reasonable.' Defining the word 'reasonable.' And the jury instructions required this jury to look through the lens and perspective of Kyle Rittenhouse. Not Monday morning quarterback, not the jurors, or the court of public opinion in hindsight, what would he reasonably and what did he reasonably believe about the possibility of a lethal threat or harm and grave bodily harm?

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