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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instruction  \In*struc"tion\,  n.  [L.  instructio:  cf  F. 
  instruction.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instruction 
  n  1:  a  message  describing  how  something  is  to  be  done  "he  gave 
  directions  faster  than  she  could  follow  them"  [syn:  {direction}] 
  2:  activities  that  impart  knowledge;  "he  received  no  formal 
  education"  [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 
  line}] 




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