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noun 
  1. A device used to produce music.
The violinist was a master of her .
  1. A measuring or displaying device.
The detected an increase in radioactivity.
  1. A tool, implement.
The dentist set down his tray of instruments.
  1. A legal document, such as a contract, deed, trust, mortgage, power, indenture, or will.
A bond indenture is the that gives a bond its value.
Negotiable instruments are the foundation of the debt markets.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: instrument
  • French: instrument
  • German: Werkzeug , Instrument
  • Italian: strumento
  • Spanish: instrumento
verb 
  1. To apply measuring devices.
  2. To devise, conceive, cook-up, plan.
Etymology: From instrumentum, ÄnstrÅmentum "an implement, tool"


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