instrument

[ in-struh-muhnt ]
/ ˈɪn strə mənt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to equip with instruments, as a machine or manufacturing process: to instrument a space vehicle.
to arrange a composition for musical instruments; orchestrate.

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Origin of instrument

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Latin instrūmentum equipment, equivalent to instrū-, stem of instruere “to equip” (see instruct) + -mentum-ment

synonym study for instrument

1. See tool.

OTHER WORDS FROM instrument

un·der·in·stru·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for instrument

instrument

noun (ˈɪnstrəmənt)

verb (ˈɪnstrəˌmɛnt) (tr)

another word for orchestrate (def. 1)
to equip with instruments

Word Origin for instrument

C13: from Latin instrūmentum tool, equipment, from instruere to erect, furnish; see instruct
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Medical definitions for instrument

instrument
[ ĭnstrə-mənt ]

n.

A tool or implement, as for surgery.
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