1. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
(hypernym) message, content, subject matter, substance
2. the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded"
(synonym) education, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity
(part-meronym) classroom project
(derivation) teach, learn, instruct
3. the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
(synonym) teaching, pedagogy
4. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
(synonym) command, statement, program line
(hypernym) code, computer code
(part-holonym) program, programme, computer program, computer programme
(classification) computer science, computing