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Data vs. Instruction

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  • Data (noun)

    plural of datum

  • Data (noun)

    Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.

    "The raw information was processed and placed into a database so the data could be accessed more quickly."

  • Data (noun)

    Recorded observations that are usually presented in a structured format.

  • Data (noun)

    A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.

  • Data (noun)

    Digital information such as images or web pages transmitted using the cellular telephone network rather than wifi.

    "run out of data"

  • Instruction (noun)

    The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.

    "Students receive instruction in the arts and sciences."

    "Instruction will be provided on how to handle difficult customers."

  • Instruction (noun)

    An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.

  • Instruction (noun)

    An order or command.

  • Instruction (noun)

    A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.

  • Instruction (noun)

    A set of directions provided by a manufacturer for the users of a product or service.

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  • Data

    See Datum.

  • Data

    a collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem; as, the historical data show that the budget deficit is only a small factor in determining interest rates.

  • Data

    information, most commonly in the form of a series of binary digits, stored on a physical storage medium for manipulation by a computer program. It is contrasted with the program which is a series of instructions used by the central processing unit of a computer to manipulate the data. In some conputers data and execuatble programs are stored in separate locations.

  • Instruction (noun)

    The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.

  • Instruction (noun)

    That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted

  • Instruction (noun)

    a segment of coded data that is interpreted by a computer as a command to perform an operation or series of operations. The term instruction is applied to both the electronic form of the data as represented in and executed by the computer, and to any line of written computer code which is interpreted as one instruction by a compiler. A computer program is comprised of one or more instructions.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Data (noun)

    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;

    "statistical data"

  • Instruction (noun)

    a message describing how something is to be done;

    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

  • Instruction (noun)

    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"

  • Instruction (noun)

    the profession of a teacher;

    "he prepared for teaching while still in college"

    "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

  • Instruction (noun)

    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

Princeton's WordNet

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