noun Date: 15th century 1. a. precept <
prevailing cultural instructions
b. a direction calling for compliance ; order — usually used in plural <
had instructions not to admit strangers
c. plural an outline or manual of technical procedure ; directions d. a code that tells a computer to perform a particular operation 2. the action, practice, or profession of teaching • instructional adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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