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    instrument - Dictionary definition and meaning for word instrument

    (noun) a device that requires skill for proper use Definition
    (noun) the means whereby some act is accomplished
    Synonyms : tool
    Example Sentence
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease
    (noun) a person used by another to gain an end
    Synonyms : cat's-paw , pawn
    (noun) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right Definition
    (noun) the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
    Synonyms : instrumental role
    (noun) any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    Synonyms : musical instrument
    (verb) equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling Definition
    (verb) write an instrumental score for
    Synonyms : instrumentate
    (verb) address a legal document to
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