1. noun /ˈɪnstrʌmənt/
a) A device used to produce music.

The violinist was a master of her instrument.

b) A measuring or displaying device.

The instrument detected an increase in radioactivity.

2. verb /ˈɪnstrʌmənt/
a) To apply measuring devices.
b) To devise, conceive, cook-up, plan.

Wikipedia foundation.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Instrument — may refer to:* Instrument (film) * Instruments (band), a Canadian recording ensemble * Instruments (application), a performance visualizer;Types of instruments * Musical instrument, a device designed to produce music * Financial instrument, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Instrument — Instrument, und teils analog der Sammelbegriff Instrumentarium, steht: allgemein, im technischen und übertragenen Sinne, für ein Werkzeug für Musikinstrument, ein Gerät zur Erzeugung von Klängen für anzeigende Messgeräte, siehe Anzeige (Technik)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Instrument — In stru*ment, n. [F. instrument, L. instrumentum. See {Instruct}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instrument — In stru*ment, v. t. 1. To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish or equip with instruments; to attach instruments to; as, the fighter planes were heavily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • INSTRUMENT — s. m. Nom générique de la plupart des outils, machines, ou appareils, qui servent, dans un art ou dans une science, à exécuter quelque chose, à faire quelque opération. Bon instrument. Instrument nécessaire. Instrument de charpentier, de maçon,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • INSTRUMENT — n. m. Nom par lequel on désigne, d’une façon générale, Ce qui sert, dans un art ou dans une science, à exécuter quelque chose, à faire quelque opération. Instrument de chirurgie. Il est l’inventeur de cet instrument. Les instruments aratoires. On …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • instrument — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin instrumentum, from instruere to arrange, instruct Date: 14th century 1. a device used to produce music; also a singing voice 2. a. a means whereby something is achieved, performed,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Instrument flight rules — (IFR) are a set of regulations and procedures for flying aircraft whereby navigation and obstacle clearance is maintained with reference to aircraft instruments only , while separation from other aircraft is provided by Air Traffic Control. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Instrument rating — refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a Private Pilot certificate or Commercial Pilot certificate,… …   Wikipedia

  • Instrument of Accession (Jammu and Kashmir) — Instrument of Accession of Jammu and Kashmir state to the Union of India Page 1 of Treaty Type Accession Treaty Signed 26 October 1947 Location …   Wikipedia

  • Instrument error — refers to the combined accuracy and precision of a measuring instrument, or the difference between the actual value and the value indicated by the instrument (error). Measuring instruments are usually calibrated on some regular frequency against… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.