pre-instruction

instruction

[in-struhk-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
2.
knowledge or information imparted.
3.
an item of such knowledge or information.
4.
Usually, instructions. orders or directions: The instructions are on the back of the box.
5.
the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
6.
Computers. a command given to a computer to carry out a particular operation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English instruccio(u)n < Latin instructiōn- (stem of instructiō). See instruct, -ion

instructional, adjective
misinstruction, noun
noninstructional, adjective
noninstructionally, adverb
overinstruction, noun
preinstruction, noun
reinstruction, noun
self-instruction, noun


1. tutoring, coaching; training, drill, exercise; indoctrination; schooling. 5. command, mandate.
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instruction (ɪnˈstrʌkʃən)
 
n
1.  a direction; order
2.  the process or act of imparting knowledge; teaching; education
3.  computing a part of a program consisting of a coded command to the computer to perform a specified function
 
in'structional
 
adj

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instruction
1412, from O.Fr. instruction, from L. instructionem (nom. instructio) "building, arrangement, teaching," from instructus, pp. of instruere "arrange, inform, teach," from in- "on" + struere "to pile, build" (see structure).
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instruction   (ĭn-strŭk'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
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