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Webster 1913 Edition


Instruction

In-struc′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
instructio
: cf. F.
instruction
.]
1.
The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.
Syn. – Education; teaching; indoctrination; information; advice; counsel. See
Education
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Instruction

INSTRUC'TION

,
Noun.
[L. instructio.]
1.
The act of teaching or informing the understanding in that of which it was before ignorant; information.
2.
Precepts conveying knowledge.
Receive my instruction and not silver. Prov.8.
3.
Direction; order; command; mandate. The minister received instructions from his sovereign to demand a categorical answer.

Definition 2022


instruction

instruction

English

Noun

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.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      Anstruther laughed good-naturedly. “[] I shall take out half a dozen intelligent maistries from our Press and get them to give our villagers instruction when they begin work and when they are in the fields.”
  2. (countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
  3. (countable) An order or command.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
      Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  4. (computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.
  5. A set of directions provided by a manufacturer for the users of a product or service.

Synonyms

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

instruction f (plural instructions)

  1. instruction