Definition of Instrument. Meaning of Instrument. Synonyms of Instrument

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Definition of Instrument

Instrument
Instrument In"stru*ment, n. [F. instrument, L. 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 the lofty instruments of war. --Shak. 2. A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument. Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. --Ps. cl. 4. But signs when songs and instruments he hears. --Dryden. 3. (Law) A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc. --Burrill. 4. One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent. Or useful serving man and instrument, To any sovereign state. --Shak. The bold are but the instruments of the wise. --Dryden. Syn: Tool; implement; utensil; machine; apparatus; channel; agent.
Instrument
Instrument In"stru*ment, v. t. To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.

Meaning of Instrument from wikipedia

- Instrument may refer to: Flight instruments, the devices used to measure the speed, altitude, and pertinent flight angles of various kinds of aircraft...
- String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or...
- The word shaker describes a large number of percussive musical instruments used for creating rhythm in music. They are called shakers because the method...
- Play media A mathematical instrument is a tool or device used in the study or practice of mathematics. In geometry, construction of various proofs was...
- A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or s****ed by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles);...
- A blunt instrument is any solid object used as a weapon, which damages its target by applying direct mechanical force, and has no penetrating point or...
- The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the group known as internal duct flutes—flutes with a whistle mouthpiece. A recorder can be distinguished...
- The Instruments is the musical project of Heather McIntosh, cellist in a number of Athens, Georgia groups including Circulatory System, Elf Power, and...
- A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument pla**** using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the...
- The helicon is a br**** musical instrument in the tuba family. Most are B♭ b****es, but they also commonly exist in E♭, F, and tenor sizes, as well as other...
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