Instruction definitions

ĭn-strŭk'shən
The act, practice, or profession of instructing.

Math instruction.

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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.
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The act of instructing; education.
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A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
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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.

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(uncountable) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.

Students receive instruction in the arts and sciences.

Instruction will be provided on how to handle difficult customers.

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An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order.

Had instructions to be home by midnight.

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Detailed directions about how to do something.

Read the instructions for assembly.

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(countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
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Knowledge, information, etc. given or taught.
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A command or order.
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Any of the sequence of steps to be followed, as in doing, using, or operating something.
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A sequence of bits specifying an operation to be performed by a computer.
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(1) A statement in a programming language. See source code.
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(countable) An order or command.
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(computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.
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Imparted knowledge.

We sought further instruction in a more advanced class.

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An imparted or acquired item of knowledge.

The judge gave the jury an instruction in how the law defines an accomplice.

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Any teaching, lesson, rule, or precept.
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Origin of instruction

Middle English instruccioun, from Old French instruccion, from Latin instructio