instruction

[ in-struhk-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈstrʌk ʃən /

noun

the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
knowledge or information imparted.
an item of such knowledge or information.
Usually instructions. orders or directions: The instructions are on the back of the box.
the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
Computers. a command given to a computer to carry out a particular operation.

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Origin of instruction

1375–1425; late Middle English instruccio(u)n<Latin instructiōn- (stem of instructiō). See instruct, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for instruction

instruction
/ (ɪnˈstrʌkʃən) /

noun

a direction; order
the process or act of imparting knowledge; teaching; education
computing a part of a program consisting of a coded command to the computer to perform a specified function

Derived forms of instruction

instructional, adjective
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Scientific definitions for instruction

instruction
[ ĭn-strŭkshən ]

A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
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