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instruments, plural;
  1. Equip (something) with measuring instruments

  1. A tool or implement, esp. one for delicate or scientific work
    • - a surgical instrument
    • - writing instruments
  2. A thing used in pursuing an aim or policy; a means
    • - drama as an instrument of learning
  3. A person who is exploited or made use of
    • - he was a mere instrument acting under coercion
  4. A measuring device used to gauge the level, position, speed, etc., of something, esp. a motor vehicle or aircraft

  5. An object or device for producing musical sounds
    • - a percussion instrument
  6. A formal document, esp. a legal one
    • - execution involves signature and unconditional delivery of the instrument

  1. a device that requires skill for proper use
  2. equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
  3. the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  4. write an instrumental score for
  5. address a legal document to
  6. a person used by another to gain an end
  7. Instrument is a documentary film directed by Jem Cohen about the band Fugazi. Cohen's relationship with band member Ian MacKaye extends back to the 1970s when the two met in high school in Washington, D.C.. ...
  8. A financial instrument is either cash; evidence of an ownership interest in an entity; or a contractual right to receive, or deliver, cash or another financial instrument.
  9. In generative grammar (in particular Government and binding theory and the Standard Theory of Transformational Grammar), a theta role or θ-role is the formal device for representing syntactic argument structure (the number and type of noun phrases) required syntactically by a particular verb. ...
  10. A musical instrument is constructed or used for the purpose of making the sounds of music. In principle, anything that produces sound can serve as a musical instrument. The history of musical instruments dates back to the beginnings of human culture. ...
  11. (Instruments (album)) Instruments is Twelve Tribes's second release, it is an EP.
  12. (Instruments (application)) Instruments (formerly Xray) is an application performance analyzer and visualizer, integrated in Xcode 3.0 and later versions of Xcode. It is a developer tool included in Apple Mac OS X v10. ...
  13. A device used to produce music; A measuring or displaying device; A tool, implement; A legal document, such as a contract, deed, trust, mortgage, power, indenture, or will; A person used as a mere tool for achieving a goal; To apply measuring devices; To devise, conceive, cook-up, plan
  14. (Instruments) devices used to create music, classified as woodwinds, brass, percussion and stringed instruments, where keyboard instruments are sometimes given a separate category, although they produce sounds either by vibrating strings (as in the case of the piano, harpsichord, virginal, etc. ...
  15. (Instruments) Tools used to observe, measure and control . For example, pilots use instruments to measure and observe the altitude, speed and direction of an aircraft.
  16. (INSTRUMENTS) The varied tools required in the embalming operation.
  17. (Instruments (as in quality-of-life instruments)) Also referred to as tools, questionnaires, or surveys; these are measures used to evaluate the impact of a disease and/or its treatment on symptoms, complications and overall well-being. ...
  18. (Instruments [Used in Delivery]) medical instruments that help to get the baby out of the birth canal. Forceps and vacuum extractors are two instruments that are used to gently grasp or pull the baby’s head to help in delivery. ...
  19. (Instruments) Articles about a specific security or type of security, such as equities, bonds, preferred stocks, options or futures. ...
  20. (Instruments) To maximize a pilot's understanding of how the hang glider is flying, most pilots carry instruments. The most basic being a variometer and altimeter—often combined. Some more advanced pilots also carry airspeed indicators and radios. ...
  21. (Instruments) Tools or devices that perform such functions as cutting, dissecting, grasping, holding retracting, or suturing.
  22. (Instruments) Tools that a dental worker uses to examine, clean, fill, or pull teeth.
  23. (Instruments) Traditional Korean wind instruments include the piri (cylindrical oboe), taepyeongso (metal-bell shawm), daegeum (transverse flute), danso (end-blown flute), saenghwang (mouth organ) and the hun (ocarina). ...
  24. (Instruments) are the tools that are used to assess what students know (rubrics, exams, etc).
  25. Marine instruments enable the sailor to measure and plot various aspects of his on-the-water experience in real time. Typically these include performance indicators such as wind speed and direction, boat speed and heading, and depth. ...