[in-struh-men-tl] /ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tl/
serving or acting as an instrument or means; useful; helpful.
performed on or written for a musical instrument or instruments:
of or relating to an instrument or tool.
a musical composition played by an instrument or a group of instruments.
Compare (def 8).
serving as a means or influence; helpful
of, relating to, or characterized by an instrument or instruments
played by or composed for musical instruments
(grammar) denoting a case of nouns, etc, in certain inflected languages, indicating the instrument used in performing an action, usually translated into English using the prepositions with or by means of
a piece of music composed for instruments rather than for voices
late 14c., “of the nature of an instrument,” from Old French instrumental, from Medieval Latin instrumentalis, from Latin instrumentum (see instrument). Meaning “serviceable, useful” is from c.1600. Of music, c.1500; noun meaning “musical composition for instruments only” is attested by 1940. Related: Instrumentally; instrumentality.
[in-suh-leyt, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪt, ˈɪns yə-/ verb (used with object), insulated, insulating. 1. to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound: to insulate an electric wire with a rubber sheath; to insulate a coat with down. 2. to place in an […]
[in-suh-ley-ter, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪ tər, ˈɪns yə-/ noun 1. Electricity. 2. a person or thing that insulates. /ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪtə/ noun 1. any material or device that insulates, esp a material with a very low electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity or something made of such a material n. 1801, agent noun in Latin form from insulate. insulator […]
- Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
[non-in-suh-lin-di-pen-duh nt, -ins-yuh-] /nɒnˈɪn sə lɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt, -ˈɪns yə-/ noun 1. (def 4). non-insulin-dependent diabetes non-in·su·lin-de·pend·ent diabetes (nŏn-ĭn’sə-lĭn-dĭ-pěn’dənt) n. Abbr. NIDD See diabetes mellitus.
[in-shoo r-uh ns, -shur-] /ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-/ noun 1. the act, system, or business of property, life, one’s person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a payment proportionate to the risk involved. 2. coverage by contract in which one party agrees […]