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Pronunciation:  in'strukshun

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  1. [n]  the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded"
  2. [n]  the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
  3. [n]  (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  4. [n]  a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

INSTRUCTION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: command, direction, education, educational activity, pedagogy, program line, statement, teaching
 See Also: activity, address, call, catechesis, catechetical instruction, class, classroom project, code, coeducation, command line, computer code, computer program, computer programme, content, course, course of instruction, course of study, destination, elementary education, extension, extension service, extracurricular activity, formula, higher education, homework, hypnopedia, indoctrination, language teaching, lecture, lecturing, lesson, link, macro, macro instruction, markup, message, misdirection, name and address, prep, preparation, prescript, prescription, program, programme, recipe, rubric, rule, schooling, secondary education, sleep-learning, spoonfeeding, stage direction, style, subject matter, substance, system command, system error, teaching reading, toggle, tuition, tutelage, tutorship, university extension, work-study program



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*struc"tion\, n. [L. instructio: cf. F.
1. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with
   knowledge; information.

2. That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the
   intelligence or information imparted; as:
   (a) Precept; information; teachings.
   (b) Direction; order; command. ``If my instructions may be
       your guide.'' --Shak.

Syn: Education; teaching; indoctrination; information;
     advice; counsel. See {Education}.

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