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English noun: instruction

1. instruction (communication) a message describing how something is to be done


SamplesHe gave directions faster than she could follow them.


Synonymsdirection


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)address, destination, formula, markup, misdirection, name and address, prescript, prescription, recipe, rubric, rule, rule, rule, stage direction, style, system command

2. instruction (act) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill


SamplesHe received no formal education.
Our instruction was carefully programmed.
Good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded.


Synonymsdidactics, education, educational activity, pedagogy, teaching


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)class, coeducation, continuing education, course, course of instruction, course of study, elementary education, extension, extension service, extracurricular activity, higher education, secondary education, team teaching, university extension, work-study program


Part holonymclassroom project, classwork, homework, lesson, prep, preparation


Domain category membersacademic program, Department of Education, education, Education, education, Education Department, point system, tuition, tuition fee

3. instruction (act) the profession of a teacher


SamplesHe prepared for teaching while still in college.
Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession.


Synonymspedagogy, teaching


Broader (hypernym)education


Narrower (hyponym)catechesis, catechetical instruction, hypnopedia, indoctrination, language teaching, lecture, lecturing, lesson, schooling, sleep-learning, spoonfeeding, teaching reading, tuition, tutelage, tutorship

4. instruction (communication) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program


Synonymscommand, program line, statement


Broader (hypernym)code, computer code


Narrower (hyponym)call, command line, link, macro, macro instruction, system error, toggle


Part meronymcomputer program, computer programme, program, programme


Domain categorycomputer science, computing









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