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in·struc·tion

 (ĭn-strŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act, practice, or profession of instructing: math instruction.
2.
a. Imparted knowledge: We sought further instruction in a more advanced class.
b. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge: The judge gave the jury an instruction in how the law defines an accomplice.
3.
a. often instructions An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order: had instructions to be home by midnight.
b. instructions Detailed directions about how to do something: read the instructions for assembly.
4. Computers A sequence of bits that tells a central processing unit to perform a particular operation and can contain data to be used in the operation.

in·struc′tion·al adj.

instruction

(ɪnˈstrʌkʃən)
n
1. a direction; order
2. the process or act of imparting knowledge; teaching; education
3. (Computer Science) computing a part of a program consisting of a coded command to the computer to perform a specified function
inˈstructional adj

in•struc•tion

(ɪnˈstrʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
2. knowledge or information imparted.
3. an item of such knowledge or information.
4. Usu., instructions. orders or directions.
5. the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
6. a computer command.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Latin]
in•struc′tion•al, adj.

instruction

  • catechism, catechumen - Catechism comes from Latin catechismus, "instruction by word of mouth," and is literally a series of questions and answers; a catechumen is a young Christian preparing for confirmation.
  • disciple, discipline - Disciple comes from a Latin word meaning "learner" and discipline comes from one meaning "instruction, knowledge."
  • document - First meant "instruction" or "evidence," whether written or not.
  • lore - Originally meant "the act of teaching" or a "piece of instruction, lesson."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instruction - a message describing how something is to be doneinstruction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
rule - any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic"
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
rubric - directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
misdirection - incorrect directions or instructions
name and address, destination, address - written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
markup - detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics)
prescription - directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions; "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
recipe, formula - directions for making something
rule - directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"
stage direction - an instruction written as part of the script of a play
style - editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
system command - a computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program
2.instruction - the activities of educating or instructinginstruction - the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
education - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
classroom project - a school task requiring considerable effort
classwork - the part of a student's work that is done in the classroom
homework, prep, preparation - preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
lesson - a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for today"
coeducation - education of men and women in the same institutions
continuing education - a program of instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
elementary education - education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school
extension service, university extension, extension - an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
extracurricular activity - educational activities not falling within the scope of the regular curriculum
higher education - education provided by a college or university
secondary education - education beyond the elementary grades; provided by a high school or college preparatory school
team teaching - a method of coordinated classroom teaching involving a team of teachers working together with a single group of students
work-study program - an educational plan in which students alternate between paid employment and formal study
point system - a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
academic program - (education) a program of education in liberal arts and sciences (usually in preparation for higher education)
Department of Education, Education Department, Education - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
tuition, tuition fee - a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education); "tuition and room and board were more than $25,000"
3.instruction - the profession of a teacherinstruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
education - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
catechesis - oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation)
catechetical instruction - teaching religious principles by questions and answers
language teaching - teaching people to speak and understand a foreign language
teaching reading - teaching beginners to read
schooling - the act of teaching at school
indoctrination - teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
tutelage, tutorship, tuition - teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
lesson - a unit of instruction; "he took driving lessons"
hypnopedia, sleep-learning - teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
spoonfeeding - teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought
lecturing, lecture - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
4.instruction - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
command line - commands that a user types in order to run an application
link - (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
macro, macro instruction - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
system error - an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
toggle - any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

instruction

noun
1. order, ruling, command, rule, demand, direction, regulation, dictate, decree, mandate, directive, injunction, behest No reason for this instruction was given.
plural noun
1. information, rules, advice, directions, recommendations, guidance, specifications This book gives instructions for making a variety of hand creams.

instruction

noun
1. The act, process, or art of imparting knowledge and skill:
2. Known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted:
3. An authoritative indication to be obeyed.Often used in plural:
Translations
إعطاء تَعْليماتتَعْليم، تَدْريبتَعليمات ،إرشادات، تَوجيهات
instrukcelekcenávodpokynpříkaz
beskedinstruktionundervisningvejledning
ohjeopastus
fyrirmælikennsla, tilsögnleiîbeiningar
návodpokyn
navodilo

instruction

[ɪnˈstrʌkʃən]
A. N
1. (= teaching) → instrucción f, enseñanza f
to give sb instruction in mathematics/fencingdar clases de matemáticas/esgrima a algn, enseñar matemáticas/esgrima a algn
2. (= order) → orden f
to give sb instructions to do sthdar órdenes or instrucciones a algn de que haga algo
I gave him strict instructions not to touch itle di órdenes estrictas de que no lo tocara
we have given instructions for the transfer of fundshemos cursado órdenes para la transferencia de fondos
instructions for usemodo msing de empleo
on the instructions ofpor orden de
3. (Comput) → instrucción f
B. CPD instruction book, instruction manual Nmanual m de instrucciones

instruction

[ɪnˈstrʌkʃən]
n
(= teaching) → instruction f
to give sb instruction in sth → enseigner qch à qn
We were given instruction in safety techniques → On nous a enseigné les techniques de sécurité.
(= directive, order) → instruction f
instructions npl
(= orders) → instructions fpl
to give sb instructions to do sth → donner des instructions à qn afin qu'il fasse qch
(= guidelines) → instructions fpl; (written: in booklet etc)mode m d'emploi
Always read the instructions → Lisez toujours le mode d'emploi.
instructions for use → mode m d'emploi
instructions on how to do sth → des instructions sur la manière de faire qch
modif [booklet, leaflet] → d'utilisation
instruction video → vidéo f explicative

instruction

n
(= teaching)Unterricht m; course of instructionLehrgang m; to give somebody instruction in fencingjdm Fechtunterricht erteilen
(= order, command)Anweisung f, → Instruktion f; (of jury)Belehrung f, → Instruktion f; what were your instructions?welche Instruktionen or Anweisungen hatten Sie?; on whose instructions did you do that?auf wessen Anweisung or Anordnung haben Sie das getan?; instructions for useGebrauchsanweisung f, → Gebrauchsanleitung f; instruction manual (Tech) → Bedienungsanleitung f

instruction

[ɪnˈstrʌkʃn] n
a. (teaching) → istruzione f
b. instructions npl (orders, directions) → istruzioni fpl
to give sb instructions (to do sth) → dare istruzioni a qn (di fare qc)
instructions for use → istruzioni per l'uso

instruct

(inˈstrakt) verb
1. to teach or train (a person in a subject or skill). Girls as well as boys should be instructed in woodwork.
2. to order or direct (a person especially to do something). He was instructed to come here at nine o'clock; I have already instructed you how to cook the meat.
inˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of instructing (especially in a school subject or a skill) or the process of being instructed. She sometimes gives instruction in gymnastics.
2. an order or direction. You must learn to obey instructions.
3. (in plural) (a book etc giving) directions, eg about the use of a machine etc. Could I look at the instructions, please?
inˈstructive (-tiv) adjective
giving knowledge or information. He gave an instructive talk about electrical repair work.
inˈstructively adverb
inˈstructiveness noun
inˈstructorfeminine inˈstructress noun
a person who gives instruction (in a skill etc). a ski-instructor.
References in classic literature ?
Waban, who is described as "the chief minister of justice among them," had before shown a better disposition than any other native to receive the religious instruction of the Christians, and had voluntarily proposed to have his eldest son educated by them.
Therefore the end of instruction should be happiness; and happiness is another name for pleasure;-therefore the end of instruction should be pleasure: yet we see the above-mentioned opinion implies precisely the reverse.
Astor addressed a letter of instruction to the four partners who were to sail in the ship.
However, he finally persuaded Usanga to bide his time for a few more days of instruction, but in the suspicious mind of the Negro there was a growing conviction that the white man's advice was prompted by some ulterior motive; that it was in the hope of escaping with the machine himself by night that he refused to admit that Usanga was entirely capable of handling it alone and therefore in no further need of help or instruction, and so in the mind of the black there formed a determination to outwit the white man.
She did not pester their young brains with too much learning, but, on the contrary, let them have their own way in regard to educating themselves; for what instruction is more effectual than self-instruction?
There are two periods into which education ought to be divided, according to the age of the child; the one is from his being seven years of age to the time of puberty; the other from thence till he is one-and-twenty: for those who divide ages by the number seven [1337a] are in general wrong: it is much better to follow the division of nature; for every art and every instruction is intended to complete what nature has left defective: we must first consider if any regulation whatsoever is requisite for children; in the next place, if it is advantageous to make it a common care, or that every one should act therein as he pleases, which is the general practice in most cities; in the third place, what it ought to be.
THE TALE, the Parable, and the Fable are all common and popular modes of conveying instruction.
I came in for my own pleasure and instruction," she said, "and was so struck by the wisdom of the speakers that I could not help making a few notes.
The very decided manner with which he spoke, and strove to impress his wife with the evil consequences of giving me instruction, served to convince me that he was deeply sensible of the truths he was uttering.
Pendril had been merely referred to an agent in London who was in possession of Michael Vanstone's instructions.
We haven't heard anything about the line from Ipswich to Norwich, sir," he replied, "but we can't very well change our course without definite instructions.
In that case, and in no other, certain sealed instructions relating to the disposal of the Diamond, and deposited with it, were to be opened, and followed implicitly.