Origin of instrument
OTHER WORDS FROM instrumentun·der·in·stru·ment, noun
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An instrument is a mechanical contrivance, especially one used for delicate or precision work. When should you use this noun over tool, implement, or utensil? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
How to use instrument in a sentence
It carries a host of scientific instruments to observe the sun and its surroundings.Close-up of the sun reveals ‘campfires’|Lisa Grossman|August 28, 2020|Science News For Students
These are financial instruments that insurers and reinsurance companies use to hedge their own risk—and which specialized funds and hedge funds often invest in for their potential outsized returns.Insurers are getting nervous as Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm|Jeremy Kahn|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Once you’ve taught 250 seventh graders to play instruments in unison, everything else is pretty straightforward.Who is Dave Clark, the new chief of Amazon’s giant retail business?|Aaron Pressman|August 22, 2020|Fortune
So, no, I don’t have all the instruments to force companies to do so.Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 13, 2020|Freakonomics
Major instruments use large, curved mirrors to capture the light raining down from the night sky.Social Distancing From the Stars|Emily Levesque|August 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Law has been rebuilt in the last 50 years to be an instrument of control, not a framework for human responsibility.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans|Philip K. Howard|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the chord structure, for those of you who play an instrument, is unexpected and worth checking out.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.|Michael Tomasky|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No matter how admirable or inspiring his message appears to be, it often hits you over the head like a blunt instrument.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sisler is described as a “Medical/Surgical instrument technician” in his own court declaration.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’|The Center for Investigative Reporting|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I called it a spinet, because it somewhat resembled that instrument, and was played upon in the same manner.
A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.
Where these overtones are interfered with by any imperfection in the instrument the result is a harsh or imperfect sound.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The von Fleischl has long been the standard instrument, but has lately fallen into some disfavor.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for instrument
- a device or system for use in navigation or control, esp of aircraft
- (as modifier)instrument landing