instruction

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Instruction is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
instruction

Plural
instructions

(usually plural)

  1. An instruction is a command or a step that helps you achieve a goal.
    Before he died, he gave the hospital instructions about how to deal with his body.
  2. The instructions that come with a new machine, computer, or product tell you how to use the product.
    I couldn't figure out how to set the temperature in the fridge, so I read the instructions.

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