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  1. in·stru·ment
    IPA[ˈinstrəmənt]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. equip (something) with measuring instruments:

      engineers have instrumented rockets to study the upper atmosphere
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: instrument, plural noun: instruments

    • noun

      a tool or implement, especially one for precision work:

      a means of pursuing an aim:

    • verb

      equip (something) with measuring instruments:
    • noun

      a musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, typically by the player blowing into the instrument.

      a woodwind instrument as distinct from a brass instrument.

    • noun

      a heavy object without a sharp edge or point, used as a weapon:

      an imprecise or heavy-handed way of doing something:

    • noun

      a government or executive order of subordinate legislation.
    • noun

      a wind instrument, such as a trumpet or trombone, typically made of brass.
    • noun

      a surface in front of a driver's or pilot's seat, on which the vehicle's or aircraft's instruments are situated.
    • noun

      an orchestral instrument whose notated pitch is different from its sounded pitch, e.g., the clarinet and many brass instruments.
    • noun

      a musical instrument, or a copy of one, dating from the time the music played on it was composed.
    • noun

      a musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, typically by the player blowing into the instrument.

      a woodwind instrument as distinct from a brass instrument.

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