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 advent of ... techniques 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 country ... century, the hummel was considered to be a primitive peasant instrument and its popularity dwindled, but some enthusiasts have taken up playing it again since the folk revival of the 1970s ...
Instrument - Other
... Instrumental variable, a method used in statistics Financial instrument, a formal documentation of a financial transaction General Instrument, an ...
Negotiable Instrument - In The United States - Negotiation and Endorsement
... obligor and obligee can become parties to a negotiable instrument ... 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 the intention of obtaining payment of the instrument ... in UCC Article 3, Sections 204–206 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 endorsement by the ...

More definitions of "instrument":

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

Famous quotes containing the word instrument:

    Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of 1787. It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no door which they could possibly shut.
    James Bryce (1838–1922)

    To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)