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Meaning of instruction by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Latin instructio: confer French instruction .


    • Rhymes: -ʌkʃən


    instruction ( countable and uncountable; plural: instructions )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge .
      Students receive instruction in the arts and sciences .
      Instruction will be provided on how to handle difficult customers .
    2. ( countable ) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
    3. ( countable ) An order or command .
    4. ( computing ) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture .


    • See also Wikisaurus:instruction

Explanation of instruction by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the activities of educating or instructing

    2. our instruction was carefully programmed
    3. the profession of a teacher

    4. a line of code written as part of a computer program

    5. a message describing how something is to be done