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instrumentality

 
Noun instrumentality has 3 senses
  1. instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
    --1 is a kind of
    unit, social unit
    --1 is a part of government department
  2. instrumentality - the quality of being instrumental for some purpose
    --2 is a kind of
    utility, usefulness
  3. instrumentality, instrumentation - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
    --3 is a kind of artifact, artefact
    --3 has particulars:
     ceramic; connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective; container; conveyance, transport; device; equipment; furnishings; hardware, ironware; implement; means; system; toiletry, toilet article, toiletries; weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition
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