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.

Origin of instrumentality

First recorded in 1645–55; instrumental + -ity
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Related Words for instrumentality

aid, assistance, agency, help, means

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