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INSTRUMENTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does instrumentation mean? 

INSTRUMENTATION (noun)
  The noun INSTRUMENTATION has 4 senses:

1. an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
2. the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
3. the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
4. the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments

  Familiarity information: INSTRUMENTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSTRUMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1instrumentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

instrumentation; instrumentality

Hypernyms ("instrumentation" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "instrumentation"):

ceramic (an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures)

arms; implements of war; munition; weaponry; weapons system (weapons considered collectively)

toilet article; toiletry (an artifact used in making your toilet)

system (instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity)

means (an instrumentality for accomplishing some end)

implement (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

hardware; ironware (instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal)

furnishing ((usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable)

equipment (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

conveyance; transport (something that serves as a means of transportation)

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

connecter; connection; connective; connector; connexion (an instrumentality that connects)

medium (a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information)


Sense 2instrumentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("instrumentation" is a kind of...):

effectuation; implementation (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)


Sense 3instrumentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("instrumentation" is a kind of...):

arrangement; musical arrangement (a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments)


Sense 4instrumentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

orchestration; instrumentation

Hypernyms ("instrumentation" is a kind of...):

arrangement; arranging; transcription (the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music)


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