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noun instruction pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] a statement or explanation of something that must be done, often given by someone in authority
    A detailed list of instructions was issued on what to do in an emergency.
    instructions to do something: The players were given strict instructions not to leave the hotel.
    follow (someone’s) instructions: I tried to follow her instructions, but I got confused.
    1. a.

      instructions

      [plural] printed information explaining how to use or do something
      The instructions are written in English, German, and Japanese.
      Step-by-step instructions for assembling the workbench are included.
      follow the instructions: Press Enter and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the teaching of a particular subject or skill
    golf/ski/math instruction
    instruction on: Students were given little instruction on taking useful notes.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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