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instrumentality

[in-struh-men-tal-i-tee]
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noun, plural in·stru·men·tal·i·ties for 1, 3.
  1. the quality or state of being instrumental.
  2. the fact or function of serving some purpose.
  3. a means or agency.
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Origin of instrumentality

First recorded in 1645–55; instrumental + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for instrumentality

Historical Examples

  • She had received through their instrumentality the best gift of Heaven.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • This can be effected only by the instrumentality of pleasure.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • They felt that their supremacy was menaced, and largely by his instrumentality.

  • My dear Page, do you believe in the instrumentality of coincidence?

  • But we cannot through the instrumentality of any of our faculties perceive God.

    Thoughts on a Revelation

    Samuel John Jerram