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instrument

EN[ˈɪnstɹʊmənt]
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WInstrument
  • Instrument may refer to:
  • Instrument (film), a documentary of the band Fugazi, directed by Jem Cohen
  • Instruments (application), a performance visualizer
FR instrument

    Definition of instrument in English Dictionary

  • NounPLinstrumentsSUF-ment
    1. A device used to produce music.
      1. The violinist was a master of her instrument.
    2. A means or agency for achieving an effect.
      1. “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”
    3. A measuring or displaying device.
      1. The instrument detected an increase in radioactivity.
    4. A tool, implement used for manipulation or measurement.
      1. The dentist set down his tray of instruments. The scientist recorded the temperature with a thermometer but wished he had a more accurate instrument."
    5. (law) A legal document, such as a contract, deed, trust, mortgage, power, indenture, or will.
      1. A bond indenture is the instrument that gives a bond its value.
      2. Negotiable instruments are the foundation of the debt markets.
    6. (figuratively) A person used as a mere tool for achieving a goal.
    7. VerbSGinstrumentsPRinstrumentingPT, PPinstrumented
      1. VT To apply measuring devices.
        1. VT To devise, conceive, cook up, plan.
          1. To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument.
            1. a sonata instrumented for orchestra
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before playing.
            • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
            • to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • To increase the understanding of what the mouth of a yidaki player is actually doing, Hollenberg organised to have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans done of him playing the instrument.
            • The byproducts of our study are a strategy to improve the change and project management in intersectoral collaboration and a large repertoire of managerial working methods and instruments.
            • While this is longer it is both clearer to understand and to implement as a webform where the user will select an instrument.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Grammatically, this word "instrument" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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