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Noun instrument has 6 senses
  1. instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars:
     analyzer, analyser; cautery, cauterant; drafting instrument; extractor; instrument of execution; instrument of punishment; measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device; medical instrument; navigational instrument; optical instrument; plotter; scientific instrument; sonograph; surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument; tracer; weapon, arm, weapon system; whip
  2. instrument, tool - the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
    --2 is a kind of means, agency, way
    Derived form: verb instrument1
  3. instrument, pawn, cat's-paw - a person used by another to gain an end
    --3 is a kind of assistant, helper, help, supporter
  4. legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    --4 is a kind of document, written document, papers
    --4 has particulars:
     derivative instrument, derivative; negotiable instrument; passport; ship's papers; manifest; debenture; power of attorney; letters of administration; letters testamentary; working papers, work papers, work permit; act, enactment; law; bill, measure; brief, legal brief; will, testament; living will; deed, deed of conveyance, title; assignment; trust deed, deed of trust; conveyance; tax return, income tax return, return; license, licence, permit; patent, letters patent; opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement; acquittance, release; writ, judicial writ; mandate, authorization, authorisation; affidavit; written agreement; indictment, bill of indictment; impeachment; arraignment; security, certificate
    Derived form: verb instrument3
  5. instrumental role, instrument - the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
    --5 is a kind of semantic role, participant role
  6. musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    --6 is a kind of device
    --6 has particulars:
     barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy gurdy, street organ; bass; calliope, steam organ; celesta; electronic instrument; jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bow; music box, musical box; percussion instrument, percussive instrument; stringed instrument; wind instrument, wind
    Derived forms: verb instrument2, verb instrumentate1
Verb instrument has 3 senses
  1. instrument - equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
    --1 is one way to
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Derived forms: noun instrument2, noun instrumentation1, noun instrumentation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
  2. instrument, instrumentate - write an instrumental score for
    --2 is one way to compose, write
    Derived forms: noun instrument6, noun instrumentation4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. instrument - address a legal document to
    --3 is one way to
    address, direct
    Derived form: noun instrument4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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