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Definition of Instrument

Instrument

  1. That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.
  2. A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.
  3. A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc.
  4. One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent.
  5. To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.

Instrument Quotations

You know, when you really connect with the instrument and everything just comes out on an emotional level very naturally through your playing. That's, you know, a great night. And I think the reason I love touring so much is you're chasing that high around all the time, trying to have another good night.
Slash

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Francis of Assisi

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
Eliot Spitzer

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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Instrument Translations

instrument in Dutch is instrument, werktuig
instrument in Italian is strumento
instrument in Latin is organum
instrument in Portuguese is instrumento
instrument in Swedish is verktyg, instrument, redskap
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