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  • nountool, implement
  • nounmeans, agent

synonyms for instrument

  • apparatus
  • appliance
  • device
  • equipment
  • gadget
  • gear
  • gizmo
  • machine
  • machinery
  • mechanism
  • contraption
  • contrivance
  • doodad
  • paraphernalia
  • tackle
  • utensil
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An instrument is anything used in doing a certain type of work or producing a certain result, especially such as requires delicacy, accuracy, or precision: surgical or musical instruments. A tool is a contrivance held in and worked by the hand, for assisting the work of (especially) mechanics or skilled laborers: a carpenter’s tools. An implement is any tool or contrivance designed or used for a particular purpose: agricultural implements. A utensil is especially an article for domestic use: kitchen utensils. 

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It carries a host of scientific instruments to observe the sun and its surroundings.
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These are financial instruments that insurers and reinsurance companies use to hedge their own risk—and which specialized funds and hedge funds often invest in for their potential outsized returns.
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Once you’ve taught 250 seventh graders to play instruments in unison, everything else is pretty straightforward.
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So, no, I don’t have all the instruments to force companies to do so.
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Major instruments use large, curved mirrors to capture the light raining down from the night sky.
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Scientists study them using the same instruments and techniques we use to study Earth samples.
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As far as instruments, I started with the piano at around the age of five or six.
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It can be really frustrating when you break one of these instruments.
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You don’t want it to be known exactly what you’re doing, but the use of cyber as an instrument by states has really evolved.
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I called it a spinet, because it somewhat resembled that instrument, and was played upon in the same manner.
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WORDS RELATED TO INSTRUMENT

  • back
  • back-up
  • background
  • backing
  • harmony
  • instrument
  • part
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