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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)

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.

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."