Instruction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈstrʌkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word instruction
Brit.  |ɪnˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word instruction
- a message describing how something is to be done (syn: direction)
- the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill (syn: didactics, education, pedagogy, teaching)
our instruction was carefully programmed
- the profession of a teacher (syn: pedagogy, teaching)
- (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program (syn: command, statement)


You should read each instruction carefully.

Their instruction was to deliver the package by five o'clock.

The after-school program offers reading instruction to students who need it.

The computer can handle one million instructions per second.

She left instructions that her estate be / should be divided evenly.

We acted on your instructions.

I had instructions not to admit strangers.

He had specific instructions to check everyone's identity cards.

Mrs Edwards gave instructions that she was not to be disturbed.

On the landlord's instructions, the barmaid refused to serve him.

My instructions are (=I have been told) to give the package to him personally.

Make sure you carry out the doctor's instructions.

The police were under instruction to fire if necessary.

The school gives instruction in First Aid.

This group of trainees is still under instruction.

Word forms

singular: instruction
plural: instructions
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