Definition of "instruction" []

  • The act, practice, or profession of instructing. (noun)
  • Imparted knowledge. (noun)
  • An imparted or acquired item of knowledge; a lesson. (noun)
  • Computer Science 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. (noun)
  • An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order. Often used in the plural: had instructions to be home by midnight. (noun)
  • A direction; order (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The process or act of imparting knowledge; teaching; education (noun)
  • A part of a program consisting of a coded command to the computer to perform a specified function (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "instruction" in a sentence
  • "Job details: assess customers for literacy, vocational aptitude … seek partnership opportunities; develop a pool of literacy tutors to assist in instruction and tutoring as …"
  • "It has also made it easier to learn the language, even if access to quality English instruction is not readily available."
  • "An "academic power hour" of extra instruction is part of a revamped after-school program in 100 schools."