Meaning of 'instrument'

Find the meaning of the word ‘instrument’

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Meaning of ‘instrument’

9 definitions found.



the means whereby some act is accomplished

Example: "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"

Synonyms: tool


a device that requires skill for proper use


any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

Synonyms: musical instrument


the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

Synonyms: instrumental role


a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

Example: "The lawyer was known for writing crafty instruments."

Synonyms: legal document legal instrument official document


a person used by another to gain an end

Synonyms: pawn cat's-paw


address a legal document to


write an instrumental score for

Synonyms: instrumentate


equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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