[in-struh-men-tid] /ˈɪn strəˌmɛn tɪd/
equipped with to perform specified functions, as testing, measurement, or control:
an instrumented railroad car.
[in-struh-muh nt] /ˈɪn strə mənt/
a mechanical tool or implement, especially one used for delicate or precision work:
a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds:
a stringed instrument.
a means by which something is effected or done; agency:
an instrument of government.
a device for measuring the present value of a quantity under observation.
a mechanical or electronic measuring device, especially one used in navigation:
landing a plane by instruments.
a formal legal document, as a draft or bond:
a person used by another merely as a means to some private end; tool or dupe.
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.
a mechanical implement or tool, esp one used for precision work: surgical instrument
(music) any of various contrivances or mechanisms that can be played to produce musical tones or sounds
an important factor or agency in something: her evidence was an instrument in his arrest
(informal) a person used by another to gain an end; dupe; tool
a measuring device, such as a pressure gauge or ammeter
a formal legal document
verb (transitive) (ˈɪnstrəˌmɛnt)
another word for orchestrate (sense 1)
to equip with instruments
late 13c., “musical instrument,” from Old French instrument “means, device; musical instrument” (14c., earlier estrument, 13c.) and directly from Latin instrumentem “a tool, apparatus, furniture, dress, document,” from instruere “arrange, furnish” (see instruct). Meaning “tool, implement, utensil” is early 14c. in English; meaning “written document by which formal expression is given to a legal act” is from early 15c.
instrument in·stru·ment (ĭn’strə-mənt)
A tool or implement, as for surgery.
noun 1. the control and navigation of an aircraft by reference to its gauges, with no or only limited visual reference outside the cockpit. noun 1. the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only
noun 1. an aircraft landing accomplished by use of gauges on the instrument panel and ground-based radio equipment, with limited reference to outside visual signals. noun 1. an aircraft landing relying only upon instruments and ground radio devices, usually made when visibility is very poor
noun 1. Also called instrument board. a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of a machine or device, as an airplane. 2. Automotive. (def 1). noun 1. a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a car See also dashboard 2. an array of […]
[in-suh-bawr-dn-it] /ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt/ adjective 1. not submitting to authority; disobedient: an insubordinate soldier. 2. not lower. noun 3. a person who is insubordinate. /ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt/ adjective 1. not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious 2. not in a subordinate position or rank noun 3. an insubordinate person adj. 1849, on model of French insubordonné […]