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Noun instruction has 4 senses
  1. direction, instruction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
    --1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --1 has particulars:
     rule; rule, prescript; rubric; misdirection; address, destination, name and address; markup; prescription; recipe, formula; rule; stage direction; style; system command
  2. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity - 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"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has parts:
     classroom project; homework, prep, preparation; lesson
    --2 has particulars:
     coeducation; course, course of study, course of instruction, class; elementary education; extension, extension service, university extension; extracurricular activity; higher education; secondary education; work-study program
    Derived form: verb instruct1
  3. teaching, instruction, pedagogy - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
    --3 is a kind of education
    --3 has particulars:
     catechesis; catechetical instruction; language teaching; teaching reading; schooling; indoctrination; tutelage, tuition, tutorship; lesson; sleep-learning, hypnopedia; spoonfeeding; lecture, lecturing
  4. instruction, command, statement, program line - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    --4 is a kind of code, computer code
    --4 is a part of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --4 has particulars:
     call; command line; link; macro, macro instruction; system error; toggle
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