instrument

  1. a device that requires skill for proper use
  2. the means whereby some act is accomplished
  3. a person used by another to gain an end
  4. a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

Instrument

(US). See Lantern.

Instrument

In music, an instrument is any mechanical contrivance for the production of musical sound. Musical instruments are divided into three kinds - wind-instruments, stringed instruments, and instruments of percussion. The chief modern stringed instruments are the violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass, the harp, mandoline, guitar, and piano; the ch...
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Instrument

An integrated collection of hardware containing one or more sensors and associated controls designed to produce data on an environment.
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Instrument

Any item of electrical or electronic equipment which is designed to carry out a specific function or set of functions. For example an electronic balance, a gas analyser or a chromatograph.
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instrument

[n] - a person used by another to gain an end 2. [n] - a device that requires skill for proper use 3. [n] - the means whereby some act is accomplished 4. [v] - equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling 5. [v] - write an instrumental score for 6. [v] - address a legal document to
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Instrument

A physical device that either measures a process condition or manipulates a process variable. Examples are flow transmitters, level gauges, control valves, speed regulators.
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Instrument

An American term for lantern (qv), what in domestic terms we mean by the word "light".
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Instrument

Is a legal written document.
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Instrument

In'stru·ment noun [ French instrument , Latin instrumentum . See Instruct .] 1. That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments . « All t...
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Instrument

In'stru·ment transitive verb To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.
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instrument

A tool or implement. ... Origin: L. Instrumentum ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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instrument

tool noun the means whereby some act is accomplished; `my greed was the instrument of my destruction`; `science has given us new tools to fight disease`
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instrument

noun a device that requires skill for proper use
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instrument

instrumentate verb write an instrumental score for
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instrument

verb address a legal document to
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instrument

verb equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
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Instrument

• (n.) A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument. • (v. t.) To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra. • (n.) That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as, the instrum...
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instrument

instrument Related 'together' units: com-; greg-; inter-.
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Instrument

1. An economic variable that is controlled by policy makers and can be used to influence other variables, called targets. Examples are monetary and fiscal policies used to achieve external and internal balance. 2. See financial instrument.
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Instrument

The legal written documents as a contract, will, bond, deed or lease which has been agreed upon by the parties into the contract and have details of what one has to do and not to do when in agreement.It also refers to object that produces music.
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instrument

Type: Term Pronunciation: in′strū-ment Definitions: 1. A tool or implement.
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Instrument

something that has financial value such as stocks, bonds shares or currencies.
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Instrument

Also known as measures, instruments are the specific components (e.g. lower bus fares, road pricing) of a strategy
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Instrument

a device to show visually or aurally the attitude, altitude, or operation of an aircraft or aircraft part. It includes the electronic devices used for automatically controlling an aircraft in flight.
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