[ in-struhk-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈstrʌk ʃən /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM instruction
in·struc·tion·al, adjectivemis·in·struc·tion, nounnon·in·struc·tion·al, adjectivenon·in·struc·tion·al·ly, adverb
o·ver·in·struc·tion, nounpre·in·struc·tion, nounre·in·struc·tion, nounself-in·struc·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for instruction
/ (ɪnˈstrʌkʃən) /
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 instructioninstructional, adjective
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Scientific definitions for instruction
[ ĭn-strŭk′shən ]
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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