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A mounted array of instruments used to operate a machine, especially the dashboard of an automotive vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat. Also called instrument board.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a car. See also dashboard
2. (Mechanical Engineering) an array of instruments, gauges, etc, mounted to display the condition or performance of a machine or process
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1. a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of an airplane, boat, or machine.
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|Noun||1.||instrument panel - electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"|
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
idiot light - a colored warning light on an instrument panel (as for low oil pressure)
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