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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.


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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