Definition of Instruction

1. Noun. A message describing how something is to be done. "He gave directions faster than she could follow them"

2. Noun. The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill. "Good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

3. Noun. The profession of a teacher. "Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

4. Noun. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program.
Exact synonyms: Command, Program Line, Statement
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Code, Computer Code
Group relationships: Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Call, Command Line, Link, Macro, Macro Instruction, System Error, Toggle

Definition of Instruction

1. n. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.

Definition of Instruction

1. Noun. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished. ¹

3. Noun. An order or command. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture. ¹

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Definition of Instruction

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Medical Definition of Instruction

1. The act of furnishing with authoritative directions. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Instruction

instream cover
instream flow incremental methodology
instruction (current term)
instruction book
instruction execution
instruction manual
instruction set
instruction sets
instructional design
instructive case
instructive cases
instructive theory

Literary usage of Instruction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"The requirements for admission, qualifications of instructors, place for instruction, and standards of proficiency are the same as outlined in the general ..."

2. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1869)
"Though the state was to derive no advantage from the instruction of the ... The state, however, derives no inconsiderable advantage from their instruction. ..."

3. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
"Special Religions instruction. 151. Where the time specified for special religious ... Course of instruction. 155. The Course of Secular instruction, ..."

4. Annual Report by Cleveland (Ohio). Board of Education (1915)
"School for Cripples: Cost of instruction, Enrollment, Per Capita Cost, etc. Table LXII Shows the cost of instruction in the School for Cripples, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Moral instruction along this higher plane became most prominent among the Hebrews ... It was quite natural that from earliest times moral instruction should ..."

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