instruction


instruction
instruction (n.) c.1400, instruccioun, "action or process of teaching," from O.Fr. instruccion (14c.), from L. instructionem (nom. instructio) "building, arrangement, teaching," from pp. stem of instruere "arrange, inform, teach," from in- "on" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + struere "to pile, build" (see STRUCTURE (Cf. structure)). Meaning "an authoritative direction telling someone what to do; a document giving such directions," is early 15c. Related: Instructions.

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  • instruction — [ ɛ̃stryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1319; lat. instructio I ♦ Action d instruire. 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Action d apprendre ce qu il est utile ou indispensable de savoir. ⇒ apprentissage, édification, initiation. 2 ♦ Action d enrichir et de former l esprit (de la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • instruction — Instruction. s. f. v. Education, institution. L Instruction de la jeunesse, des enfants. travailler à l instruction de quelqu un. avoir soin de son instruction. il est sous vostre instruction. Il signifie aussi, Les preceptes qu on donne pour… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • instruction — in‧struc‧tion [ɪnˈstrʌkʆn] noun [countable] 1. a statement telling someone what they must do: • He claimed that brokers had failed to carry out his instructions to sell the stocks. ˈshipping inˌstructions COMMERCE TRANSPORT …   Financial and business terms

  • instruction — in·struc·tion n: an explanation of an applicable principle of law given by a judge to a jury before the jury retires to consider its verdict – called also jury charge, jury instruction; ◇ Under both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the… …   Law dictionary

  • Instruction — In*struc tion, n. [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information. [1913 Webster] 2. That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instruction — may refer to:* Education, the teaching and learning of knowledge * Teaching, a form of instruction * Sebayt, a work of the ancient Egyptian didactic literature aiming to teach ethical behaviour * Instruction (band), a rock band from New York City …   Wikipedia

  • instruction — Instruction, Institutio, Praeceptum, Catechesis. Instruction et enseignement en toutes bonnes choses, Paedia paediae. Prendre instruction, Disciplinam ab aliquo accipere. Les instructions qu on baille aux Ambassadeurs, Commentarius Legatorum. B.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • instruction — [n1] education apprenticeship, chalk talk*, coaching, direction, discipline, drilling, edification, enlightenment, grounding, guidance, information, lesson, preparation, schooling, teaching, training, tuition, tutelage; concepts 274,285… …   New thesaurus

  • Instruction — (v. lat.), 1) Belehrung, Anweisung; daher Instructionsbuch, beim Militär ein Buch, in welches die wichtigsten Befehle verzeichnet werden, um sie den Mannschaften öfters durch Vorlesen in Erinnerung bringen zu können. Instructionsloge, in der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Instruction — Instruction, lat. deutsch, Mittheilung des Rechtsstreites von Seite des Clienten an seinen Anwalt. Gerichtliche Feststellung der Streitpunkte, Aufnahme des Beweismaterials als Vorbereitung zum Hauptverfahren (I.srichter, I.sverfahren); Belehrung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Instruction —   [engl.], Anweisung …   Universal-Lexikon


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