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in·struc·tion

instruction

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn struhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of giving knowledge; teaching.
I went to a class to receive instruction in African dance.
synonyms:
education
similar words:
coaching, teaching, tuition, tutoring
definition 2: (often plural) directions or orders.
The instructions say to pull the plug on the toaster before taking it apart.
synonyms:
directions, orders
similar words:
command, dictate, explanations, recommendations, suggestions
derivation: instructional (adj.)
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