1.That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; a device; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.
2.A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.
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.
4.One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent; as, their army was primarily an instrument of oppression.
Or useful serving man and instrument,
To any sovereign state.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.
2.To furnish or equip with instruments; to attach instruments to; as, the fighter planes were heavily instrumented; the patient was instrumented to monitor him remotely.
Noun1.instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
2.instrument - the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
Synonyms: tool
3.instrument - a person used by another to gain an end
Synonyms: cat's-paw, pawn
4.Instrumentinstrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
5.instrument - the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
6.Instrumentinstrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
Verb1.instrument - equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
2.instrument - write an instrumental score for
Synonyms: instrumentate
3.instrument - address a legal document to

INSTRUMENT, contracts. The writing which contains some agreement, and is so called because it has been prepared as a memorial of what has taken place or been agreed upon. The agreement and the instrument in which it is contained are very different things, the latter being only evidence of the existence of the former. The instrument or form of the contract may be valid, but the contract itself may be void on account of fraud. Vide Ayl. Parerg. 305; Dunl. Ad. Pr. 220.

(programming)instrument - To install devices or instructions into hardware or software to monitor the operation of a system or component.
Bourdon tube, Charlie McCarthy, Danish balance, Federal, Gramophone, Gyropilot, Mach meter, Roman balance, Teletype, Weightometer, X-ray machine, absolute altimeter, accelerometer, adapt, aerial reconnaissance camera, aerometer, aeroscope, agency, air log, alloy balance, altigraph, altimeter, amanuensis, ammeter, analytical balance, ancilla, anemograph, anemometer, anemoscope, aneroid, antler, apple-polisher, appliance, arrange, aspirator, ass-licker, assay balance, autograph, automatic pilot, autosyn, awl, backslapper, baggage agent, balance, balance of precision, barb, barbed wire, barblet, barbule, barbwire, barometer, barrel scale, beam, bedpan, blank, bodkin, bombing locator, bombsight, bootlick, bootlicker, bradawl, brown-nose, brownie, bullion balance, business agent, calorimeter, caltrop, card compass, carpet tack, cash register, catalyst, catheter, cheval-de-frise, chirograph, chromatoscope, chronograph, chronometer, chuck, claim agent, clamp, clasp, clawback, clerk, clinch, clinical thermometer, clip, cockspur, commercial agent, commission agent, compact, compass, compose, consignee, contract, contraption, contrivance, control rod, counter scale, courtier, cramp, creature, cringer, customer agent, cylinder scale, diathermy machine, dibble, direction finder, docket, document, dog, dossier, drain, drum scale, dummy, dupe, electrocardiograph, electroencephalograph, electrograph, equipment, evaporimeter, facsimile telegraph, factor, fan scale, fawner, fed, federal agent, fid, file, fishhook, flatterer, flexure plate scale, flight recorder, flunky, footlicker, forceps, fork, form, freight agent, functionary, gadget, gaff, galvanometer, gauge, gauger, gear, general agent, gimcrack, gimlet, gimmick, gizmo, go-between, goad, goniometer, gosport, gosport tube, grab, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling iron, grip, groveler, gyrocompass, hand tool, handmaid, handmaiden, handshaker, harmonize, harpoon, hat pin, heat lamp, helot, hemostat, holdfast, holograph, hook, horn, hub dynamometer, hygrograph, hygrometer, hypo, hypodermic, hypodermic needle, hypsometer, icepick, implement, inclinometer, induction compass, instrumentality, instrumentate, instrumentation, insurance agent, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jackal, jaws, joy stick, kaleidoscope, kowtower, kymograph, lackey, lance, lancet, land agent, laser, law agent, led captain, legal document, legal instrument, legal paper, lever, lever scales, lickspit, lickspittle, literary agent, loan agent, long-arm balance, machine, machinery, magnetic compass, make an adaptation, manometer, marlinespike, mealymouth, mean, measure, measurer, mechanical device, mechanical heart, mechanism, mechanize, mediator, melodize, meteorograph, meter, microfilm reader, micrometer, microscope, midwife, mill, minion, ministry, motorize, musicalize, nail, needle, news agent, nippers, octant, official, official document, optical altimeter, orchestrate, organ, oscillograph, otoscope, oxgoad, ozonometer, pact, pair of scales, paper, paper clip, papers, paraphernalia, parchment, pari-mutuel, pari-mutuel machine, parliamentary agent, passenger agent, pawn, peon, personal file, photometer, pike, pin, pincers, pitchfork, pitot-static tube, plate fulcrum scale, platform scale, plaything, pliers, pluviograph, pluviometer, pneumatograph, pneumatometer, potentiometer, power tool, precision balance, precision scale, precision tool, press agent, prime mover, prism, probe, prong, punch, puppet, purchasing agent, pus basin, put to music, pyrometer, quadrant, quill, radar, radio, radio compass, radio direction finder, radiogoniometer, range finder, rate-of-climb indicator, real estate agent, recording barometer, recording hygrometer, register, retool, robot pilot, roll, rowel, sales agent, scale, scales, scalpel, score, scrip, script, scroll, secretary, seismograph, seismoscope, serf, servant, set, set to music, sextant, sharpen, short-arm balance, skewer, slave, sound, sound recorder, spaniel, spearhead, special agent, spectrograph, spectrohelioscope, spectroscope, speculum, speed tool, spicule, spiculum, spike, spine, spiral balance, spirit level, spirometer, spit, splint, spur, staple, static tube, station agent, stereopticon, stethoscope, steward, sting, stooge, strike radar scanner, suck, sun compass, suture, swab, sycophant, syringe, tachometer, tack, tackle, tang, tape recorder, teletypewriter, telltale, theatrical agent, thermograph, thermometer, thermometrograph, thermostat, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, throttle, thumbtack, ticker, ticket agent, timeserver, tine, toad, toady, tongs, toy, transcribe, transit instrument, transpose, travel agent, trepan, trephine, truckler, tufthunter, turnstile, tweezers, variometer, venturi tube, viewer, viscosimeter, vise, voting machine, walking delegate, way, weigh scales, weighbridge, weighing machine, weight voltameter, whatnot, wherewithal, wrench, writ, write, writing, yes-man, yoke
Translate Instrument to Spanish, Translate Instrument to German, Translate Instrument to French
instruction book
instruction execution
instruction manual
instruction mnemonic
instruction prefetch
instruction scheduling
instruction set
instruction set architecture
Instruction Set Processor
-- Instrument --
instrument flying
instrument landing
instrument of execution
instrument of punishment
instrument of torture
instrument panel
instrumental conditioning
Instrumental errors
instrumental music
instrumental role
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