instructions instructions  /ɪn ˈstrək ʃənz/


  • (n) a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it


  1. No longer just simple tools for seeking information, search engines now provide all kinds of instructions.
  2. Since the instructions on the tape governed the behavior of the machine, by changing those instructions, one could induce the machine to perform the functions of all such machines.
  3. Deliberate-ignorance jury instructions have held a person criminally liable when their denial of knowledge doesn't make sense.


  1. Working Dads Want Work-Life Balance, Too

    At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Andrew Hamer logged in remotely to the network at Monitor Deloitte - the management consulting firm where he works - and sent instructions to his team. He noted that he would arrive at the Toronto office around 10 or 10:30 that morning after taking his son to daycare. As the founder of "Deloitte Dads," a local group focused on navigating the demands of work and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  2. How to Install our Web App

    Instructions Apple: Tap the options icon below in the middle and then tap Add to Home Screen. Android: You can download our Android app here . Blackberry: You can download our Blackberry app here . After you have downloaded the app Please be sure to register below.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Central Virginian

  3. News: Apple posts guidelines for game controller development

    Apple is now offering developers instructions for creating officially sanctioned game controllers. Two game controllers are illustrated — both with a d-pad, four front buttons, and shoulder buttons. One of the controllers slightly resembles a Wii U Gamepad, as an iOS device could be placed within the controller’s center. The other controller is more traditional, and similar to Xbox or ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: iLounge


  1. "They raised the alert too late. I have sent stern instructions that such alerts must be raised seriously and swiftly," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo. "Those involved should repent their actions."
    on Jul 17, 2006 By: Shinzo Abe Source: 940 News

  2. "There were specific instructions not to wreck this car," Hamlin said with a laugh.
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Denny Hamlin Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I believe it was helpful in making sure our instructions were followed closely, not only by the Patriots but also by every other team," Goodell said of the tape destruction. "Our discipline sent a loud message."
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Roger Goodell Source: Dallas Morning News

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