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


  1. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.
    Students receive instruction in the arts and sciences.
    Instruction will be provided on how to handle difficult customers.
  2. An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
    • Shakespeare
      If my instructions may be your guide.
  3. An order or command.
  4. A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.