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1 instrument

A device that requires skill for proper use.

Dutch: instrument
Polish: przyrząd

2 instrument

The means whereby some act is accomplished:
— My greed was the instrument of my destruction.

synonym: tool.

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Dutch: oorkonde
Polish: instrument

3 instrument

A person used by another to gain an end.

synonyms: cat's-paw, pawn.

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Roget 631: instrumentality; aid etc. 707; subservience, subserviency; mediation, intervention, medium, intermedium, vehicle, hand; agency etc. ... show more

Dutch: bokkenpoot, bokkenpootje, bokkepoot, bokkepootje, instrument
Polish: narzędzie

4 instrument

law A document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.

synonyms: legal document, legal instrument, official document.

5 instrument

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

synonym: instrumental role.

6 instrument

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

synonym: musical instrument.

Dutch: instrument, muziekinstrument
Polish: instrument, instrument muzyczny


1 instrument

Equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling.

2 instrument

Write an instrumental score for.

synonym: instrumentate.

3 instrument

Address a legal document to.

Moby thesaurus: Bourdon tube, Charlie McCarthy, Danish balance, Federal, Gramophone, Gyropilot, Mach meter, Roman balance, Teletype, Weightometer, X-ray machine, absolute altimeter, accelerometer, adapt, aerial reconnaissance camera, aerometer, aeroscope, agency, agent, air log ... show more.

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