Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun instruction

4 senses of instruction

Sense 1
direction, instruction -- (a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them")
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

Sense 2
education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
teaching, instruction, pedagogy -- (the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession")
       => education -- (the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university))

Sense 4
instruction, command, statement, program line -- ((computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program)
       => code, computer code -- ((computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions)

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