Meaning of INSTRUMENT in English

INSTRUMENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnstrəmənt ]

( instruments)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An instrument is a tool or device that is used to do a particular task, especially a scientific task.

...instruments for cleaning and polishing teeth...

The environment itself will at the same time be measured by about 60 scientific instruments.

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2.

A musical instrument is an object such as a piano, guitar, or flute, which you play in order to produce music.

Learning a musical instrument introduces a child to an understanding of music.

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3.

An instrument is a device that is used for making measurements of something such as speed, height, or sound, for example on a ship or plane or in a car.

...crucial instruments on the control panel.

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4.

Something that is an instrument for achieving a particular aim is used by people to achieve that aim.

The veto has been a traditional instrument of diplomacy for centuries.

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5.

see also stringed instrument , wind instrument

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