- IPA: /ɪnˈstɹʌkʃən/
- (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.
- (countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
- If my instructions may be your guide.
- (countable) An order or command.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
- Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
- (computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.
- A set of directions provided by a manufacturer for the users of a product or service.
- See also Thesaurus:instruction
- French: instruction
- German: Unterricht
- Italian: istruzione, addestramento, insegnamento, tirocinio
- Portuguese: instrução
- Russian: инстру́кция