- The definition of instruction is the act of educating, giving the steps that must be followed or an order.
An example of instruction is someone giving another person detailed directions to the library.
A boy receives instruction from his teacher.
instruction definition by Webster's New World
- the act of instructing; education
- knowledge, information, etc. given or taught
- any teaching, lesson, rule, or precept
- a command or order
- any of the sequence of steps to be followed, as in doing, using, or operating something: usually used in pl.
- a sequence of bits specifying an operation to be performed by a computer
Origin: Middle English instruccioun ; from Old French instruccion ; from Classical Latin instructio
- instructional adjective
instruction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act, practice, or profession of instructing.
- a. Imparted knowledge.b. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge; a lesson.
- 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.
- a. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order. Often used in the plural: had instructions to be home by midnight.b. instructions Detailed directions on procedure: read the instructions for assembly.
- in·strucˈtion·al adjective
instruction - Computer Definition
instruction - Science Definition