Instruction etymology


English word instruction comes from Latin instruo

Etymology of instruction

Detailed word origin of instruction

Dictionary entry Language Definition
instruo Latin (lat) (military) I draw up (in battle formation), array, set in order, form.. I arrange, organise or organize, plan; devise.. I build in or into, insert; erect, construct.. I prepare (for), provide (for), make ready, set up, furnish, provide, equip, fit out, procure.. I provide with information, teach, inform, instruct.
instructio Latin (lat) (figuratively) An instruction, training.. A constructing, erecting, building, insertion.. An arranging, planting, setting in array; formation.
instruccion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
instruccioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
instruction English (en) (computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.. (countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.. (countable) An order or command.. (uncountable) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.. A set of directions provided by a manufacturer for the users of a product or service.

Words with the same origin as instruction

Descendants of instruo

instrument instrumental