Hypertext Webster Gateway: "instruction"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Instruction \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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave
directions faster than she could follow them" [syn: {direction}]
2: 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" [syn: {education},
{teaching}, {pedagogy}, {educational activity}]
3: the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while
still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important
profession" [syn: {teaching}, {pedagogy}]
4: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a
computer program [syn: {command}, {statement}, {program

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