instrumentality

[ in-struh-men-tal-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn strə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural in·stru·men·tal·i·ties for 1, 3.

the quality or state of being instrumental.
the fact or function of serving some purpose.
a means or agency.

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Origin of instrumentality

First recorded in 1645–55; instrumental + -ity
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