instruction-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a set of steps describing how to do something

Commentary: INSTRUCTION[+entity][+document][+explanation][+stepwise] [+event][+speech_act][+description][+how_to][+stepwise]

The installation instructions for the wireless modem were almost incomprehensible.
The instructions say to saute the onions before adding the wine.
Mary's job is to translate all the instruction manuals into French.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the activity of teaching, training

Commentary: INSTRUCTION[+activity][+communication][+teaching]

The students felt they had received excellent instruction from their CPR instructor.
That school offers personalized instruction in a variety of fields.
The woman could not admit that her retarded child required different instruction than the other students.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 3: executable command of a compute program

Commentary: INSTRUCTION[+entity][+symbolic][+command][+executable][+computer]

The compiler turns high-level human-readable commands into executable instructions.
This instruction adds one to that memory register.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a directive, order, command to do something

Commentary: INSTRUCTION[+event][+speech_act][+order][+directive]

The child was given instructions to never accept a ride from a stranger.
The judge issued instructions to the jury before they began deliberations.
The man claimed he was acting on his boss's instructions.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b