Meaning of “instruction” - Learner’s Dictionary

instruction

noun us uk /ɪnˈstrʌkʃən/
She gave me strict instructions to be there by ten.The pilot complied with instructions to descend.He left instructions not to be disturbed.The doctor left after giving her instructions to rest.She had disobeyed Antony's instructions to return home.
ORDER/DEMAND [ C ]

something that you have been told to do:

[ + to do sth ] I had strict instructions to call them as soon as I arrived home.
TEACHING [ U ] formal

the activity of teaching or training someone, or the information you are being taught:

religious instruction

(Definition of “instruction” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)