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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] īnstrūmentum (an implement, tool)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
instrument

Plural
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instrument ({{{1}}})
  1. A device used to produce music.
    The violinist was a master of her instrument.
  2. A measuring or displaying device.
    The instrument detected an increase in radioactivity.
  3. A tool, implement.
    The dentist set down his tray of instruments.
  4. (law) A legal document, such as a contract, deed, trust, mortgage, power, indenture, or will.
    A bond indenture is the instrument that gives a bond its value.
    Negotiable instruments are the foundation of the debt markets.
  5. (figuratively) A person used as a mere tool for achieving a goal.

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Verb

Infinitive
to instrument

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to instrument (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To apply measuring devices.
  2. To devise, conceive, cook-up, plan.

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Noun

instrument n. (plural instrumenten)

  1. instrument

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French

Noun

instrument m. (plural instruments)

  1. instrument

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