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instruction

noun (TEACHING)    /ɪnˈstrʌk.ʃən/
instructions [plural] A2 advice and information about how to do or use something, often written in a small book or on the side of a container: The cooking instructions say bake it for half an hour. You obviously didn't read the instructions properly. They need clear instructions on what to do next.Instructions and orders C2 [U] the teaching of a particular skill or subject: The video provides instruction on how to operate the computer. The course gives you basic instruction in car maintenance. Have you seen the instruction manual for the washing machine?Teaching in general
(Definition of instruction noun (TEACHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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