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...
- 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...
- A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be considered a musical...
- String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or...
- another entity". Financial instruments can be either cash instruments or derivative instruments: Cash instrumentsinstruments whose value is determined...
- A br**** instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of...
- 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 measuring instrument is a device for measuring a physical quantity. In the physical sciences, quality ****urance, and engineering, measurement is the...
- A negotiable instrument is a do****ent guaranteeing the payment of a specific amount of money, either on demand, or at a set time, with the payer usually...
- musical instruments can be broadly cl****ified according to the Hornbostel–Sachs system into four categories: chordophones (string instruments), aerophones...
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