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Definitions of instrument:
  • noun:   the means whereby some act is accomplished
    Example: "My greed was the instrument of my destruction"
  • noun:   a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun:   a person used by another to gain an end
  • noun:   any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
  • noun:   the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
  • noun:   (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  • verb:   equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
  • verb:   address a legal document to
  • verb:   write an instrumental score for

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