instrument instrument  /ˈɪn strə mənt/


  1. (n) a device that requires skill for proper use
  2. (n) the means whereby some act is accomplished
  3. (n) a person used by another to gain an end
  4. (n) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  5. (n) the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
  6. (n) any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
  7. (v) equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
  8. (v) write an instrumental score for
  9. (v) address a legal document to


  1. Idaho-based cello maker Christopher Dungey has made instruments for the world's top cellists.
  2. The instruments can be bought and sold from both ends the insured and the insurer.
  3. Long have instrument makers striven to achieve fine tone-divisions, only to be hampered at each turn by man's clumsiness.


  1. DB Networks Releases White Paper on How to Instrument for Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing

    DB Networks announces the release of “How to Instrument for Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing”. The white paper, available for free download at, offers new insights into uncovering web application vulnerabilities. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Medtronic Announces CE Mark of Its ReDuX(TM) Plier Instrument, an Innovative Device to Perform Osteotomies in Spinal ...

    Novel Disruptive Instrument for Controlled and Progressive Restoration of the Sagittal Imbalance in Patient with Spinal Deformity NICE, France - June 13, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:  MDT) announced today ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Donate a band instrument to EVSC and get tickets to see Barry Manilow

    Anyone wishing for free tickets to the Barry Manilow concert on June 26 at the Ford Center can simply donate a new or gently used musical instrument to the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. and receive two tickets in return.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press


  1. Gleb Yakunin, a priest who has severed ties with the church years ago, told CBS 13, "The church has become an instrument of censorship like it was during czarist times. It wants to control culture."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Gleb Yakunin Source: Beyond Chron

  2. "I'm not convinced that we are going to need an Olympic vuvuzela," Johnson said. "It's a wonderful thing. It's a beautiful instrument. It's very easy to master, but I don't think we'll necessarily be issuing them to the crowds."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Boris Johnson Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We now have a process going which would lead to substantive dialogue between the Government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a key instrument in promoting national reconciliation in an all-inclusive manner," Gambari said in a statement released by...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Aung San Suu Kyi Source:

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