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in·stru·men·ta·tion

 (ĭn′strə-mĕn-tā′shən)
n.
1. The application or use of instruments.
2. Music
a. The study and practice of arranging music for instruments.
b. The arrangement or orchestration resulting from such practice.
c. A list of instruments used in an orchestration.
3.
a. The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use.
b. Instruments for a specific purpose.
4. Instrumentality.
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instrumentation

(ˌɪnstrəmɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Classical Music) the instruments specified in a musical score or arrangement
2. (Classical Music) the arrangement of a piece of music for an orchestra; orchestration
3. (Instruments) the study of the characteristics of musical instruments
4. the use of instruments or tools
5. means; agency
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in•stru•men•ta•tion

(ˌɪn strə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the arranging of music for instruments, esp. for an orchestra.
2. the list of instruments for which a composition is scored.
3. the use of instruments.
4. instrumental agency; instrumentality.
5. the process of developing, manufacturing, and using instruments, esp. in science and industry.
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instrumentation

1. the technology of designing and constructing instruments, especially for use in science and industry.
2. a particular system of instruments in a special context.
3. instruments collectively.
See also: Instruments
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instrumentation - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
ceramic - an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
ironware, hardware - instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
means - an instrumentality for accomplishing some end
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
2.instrumentation - the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
effectuation, implementation - the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
3.instrumentation - the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
musical arrangement, arrangement - a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
4.instrumentation - the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
arranging, transcription, arrangement - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
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instrumentation

noun
That by which something is accomplished or some end achieved:
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Translations

instrumentation

[ˌɪnstrʊmenˈteɪʃən] Ninstrumentación f
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instrumentation

[ˌɪnstrəmɛnˈteɪʃən] n
(= instruments collectively) → instrumentation f
[piece of music] → instrumentation finstrument panel ntableau m de bord
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instrumentation

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