What is instrument?

  • (verb): Address a legal document to.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on instrument:

Electronic Organ - History - Early Electric Organs (1897-1930s)
... Thaddeus Cahill's gargantuan and controversial instrument, the Telharmonium, which began piping music to New York City establishments over the telephone system in 1897, predated the ... were later used by Laurens Hammond in his organ design, and the 200-ton instrument served as the world's first demonstration of electrically-produced music on a grand scale ...
Negotiable Instrument - In The United States - Negotiation and Endorsement
... Persons other than the original obligor and obligee can become parties to a negotiable instrument ... The most common manner in which this is done is by placing one's signature on the instrument (“endorsement”) if the person who signs does so with ... An endorsement which purports to transfer the instrument to a specified person is a special endorsement – for example, "Pay to the order of Amy" An ...
Instrument - Other
... a method used in statistics Financial instrument, a formal documentation of a financial transaction General Instrument, an electronics manufacturing ...
Hummel (instrument) - History
... The instrument was common in the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Denmark during the 18th century ... The earliest evidence of the instrument in Swedish folk culture is from the 17th century, and it seems to have been most common in the southern parts of the ... During the 19th century, the hummel was considered to be a primitive peasant instrument and its popularity dwindled, but some enthusiasts have taken up playing it again ...
... A planisphere is a star chart analog computing instrument in the form of two adjustable disks that rotate on a common pivot ... It is an instrument to assist in learning how to recognize stars and constellations ... The astrolabe, an instrument that has its origins in the Hellenistic civilization, is a predecessor of the modern planisphere ...

More definitions of "instrument":

  • (verb): Write an instrumental score for.
    Synonyms: instrumentate
  • (verb): Equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling.
  • (noun): Any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.
    Synonyms: musical instrument
  • (noun): A device that requires skill for proper use.
  • (noun): A person used by another to gain an end.
    Synonyms: pawn, cat's-paw
  • (noun): The semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.
    Synonyms: instrumental role
  • (noun): The means whereby some act is accomplished.
    Example: "My greed was the instrument of my destruction"
    Synonyms: tool

Famous quotes containing the word instrument:

    You sir, will bring down that renowned chair in which you sit into infamy if your seal is set to this instrument of perfidy; and the name of this nation, hitherto the sweet omen of religion and liberty, will stink to the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    A defective voice will always preclude an artist from achieving the complete development of his art, however intelligent he may be.... The voice is an instrument which the artist must learn to use with suppleness and sureness, as if it were a limb.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)