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Instruction vs. Rule — What's the Difference?

Instruction vs. Rule — What's the Difference?

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Instruction

The act, practice, or profession of instructing
Math instruction.

Rule

Governing power or its possession or use; authority.

Instruction

Imparted knowledge
We sought further instruction in a more advanced class.

Rule

The duration of such power.

Instruction

An imparted or acquired item of knowledge
The judge gave the jury an instruction in how the law defines an accomplice.
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Rule

An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.

Instruction

Often instructions An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order
Had instructions to be home by midnight.

Rule

The body of regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for governing the conduct of its members.

Instruction

Instructions Detailed directions about how to do something
Read the instructions for assembly.

Rule

A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior
"The rule of life in the defense bar ordinarily is to go along and get along" (Scott Turow).

Instruction

(Computers) A sequence of bits that tells a central processing unit to perform a particular operation and can contain data to be used in the operation.

Rule

A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases
In this office, hard work is the rule, not the exception.

Instruction

(uncountable) 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.

Rule

(Mathematics) A standard method or procedure for solving a class of problems.

Instruction

(countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.

Rule

A court decision serving as a precedent for subsequent cases
The Miranda rule.

Instruction

(countable) An order or command.

Rule

A legal doctrine or principle.

Instruction

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

Rule

A court order.

Instruction

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

Rule

A minor regulation or law.

Instruction

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

Rule

A statute or regulation governing the court process
Rule of procedure.
Rule of evidence.

Instruction

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

Rule

See ruler.

Instruction

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.

Rule

(Printing) A thin metal strip of various widths and designs, used to print borders or lines, as between columns.

Instruction

A message describing how something is to be done;
He gave directions faster than she could follow them

Rule

To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern
Rule a kingdom.

Instruction

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

Rule

To have a powerful influence over; dominate
"Many found the lanky westerner naive, and supposed that he would be ruled by one of his more commanding cabinet officers" (William Marvel).

Instruction

The profession of a teacher;
He prepared for teaching while still in college
Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession

Rule

To be a preeminent or dominant factor in
"It was a place where ... middle-class life was ruled by a hankering for all things foreign" (Amitav Ghosh).

Instruction

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

Rule

To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree
The judges ruled that the answer was acceptable. The police ruled the death a homicide. The law was ruled unconstitutional.

Rule

To mark with straight parallel lines.

Rule

To mark (a straight line), as with a ruler.

Rule

To be in total control or command; exercise supreme authority.

Rule

To formulate and issue a decree or decision.

Rule

To prevail at a particular level or rate
Prices ruled low.

Rule

(Slang) To be excellent or superior
That new video game rules!.

Rule

A regulation, law, guideline.
All participants must adhere to the rules.

Rule

A regulating principle.

Rule

The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

Rule

A normal condition or state of affairs.
My rule is to rise at six o'clock.
As a rule, our senior editors are serious-minded.

Rule

(obsolete) Conduct; behaviour.

Rule

(legal) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rule

(math) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result.
A rule for extracting the cube root

Rule

A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.

Rule

A straight line continuous mark, as made by a pen or the like, especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing.

Rule

A thin plate of brass or other metal, of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Rule

(obsolete) Revelry.

Rule

To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.

Rule

To excel.
This game rules!

Rule

(intransitive) To decide judicially.

Rule

(transitive) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

Rule

(transitive) To mark (paper or the like) with rules lines.

Rule

To revel.

Rule

That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.
We profess to have embraced a religion which contains the most exact rules for the government of our lives.

Rule

Uniform or established course of things.
'T is against the rule of nature.

Rule

Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.
This uncivil rule; she shall know of it.

Rule

The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
Obey them that have the rule over you.
His stern rule the groaning land obeyed.

Rule

An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rule

A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.

Rule

A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.

Rule

A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.
A judicious artist will use his eye, but he will trust only to his rule.

Rule

A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Rule

To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.
A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection.

Rule

To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; - used chiefly in the passive.
I think she will be ruledIn all respects by me.

Rule

To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
That's are ruled case with the schoolmen.

Rule

To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

Rule

To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

Rule

To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; - often followed by over.
By me princes rule, and nobles.
We subdue and rule over all other creatures.

Rule

To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.

Rule

To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.

Rule

A principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;
It was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
Short haircuts were the regulation

Rule

Something regarded as a normative example;
The convention of not naming the main character
Violence is the rule not the exception
His formula for impressing visitors

Rule

Prescribed guide for conduct or action

Rule

(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

Rule

A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;
Their principles of composition characterized all their works

Rule

A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;
The principle of the conservation of mass
The principle of jet propulsion
The right-hand rule for inductive fields

Rule

The duration of a monarch's or government's power;
During the rule of Elizabeth

Rule

Dominance or power through legal authority;
France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa
The rule of Caesar

Rule

Directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;
He knew the rules of chess

Rule

Any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;
The rule of St. Dominic

Rule

(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;
He determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs
He gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials

Rule

Measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

Rule

Exercise authority over; as of nations;
Who is governing the country now?

Rule

Decide with authority;
The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed

Rule

Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
Money reigns supreme here
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Rule

Decide on and make a declaration about;
Find someone guilty

Rule

Have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

Rule

Mark or draw with a ruler;
Rule the margins

Rule

Keep in check;
Rule one's temper

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