instrument


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Synonyms for instrument

Synonyms for instrument

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person used or controlled by others

a device used to do work or perform a task

Synonyms for instrument

the means whereby some act is accomplished

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a person used by another to gain an end

(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

write an instrumental score for

address a legal document to

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As I sat gazing at my remarkable find, which was tick-ing and clicking away there in the silence of the desert night, trying to convey some message which I was unable to interpret, my eyes fell upon a bit of paper lying in the bottom of the box beside the instrument. I picked it up and examined it.
Once, in an interval of silence upon the part of the receiving instrument, I moved the sending-key up and down a few times.
At the period when the Gun Club essayed their great experiment, such instruments had reached a high degree of perfection, and produced some magnificent results.
The "degree of accuracy" of an instrument which is a reliable measurer is the ratio of the difference of response to the difference of stimulus in cases where the difference of stimulus is small.* That is to say, if a small difference of stimulus produces a great difference of response, the instrument is very accurate; in the contrary case, very inaccurate.
"My fingers," said Elizabeth, "do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women's do.
But then, at a distance which for three hours in the morning did not exceed sixty-five miles, and in a medium free from all atmospheric disturbances, these instruments could reduce the lunar surface to within less than
He has not even a suspicion that the real point is to do away with the status of women as mere instruments of production.
"I shall not know," replied Alvarez, "that the Coldwater passes thirty; nor shall any other man aboard know it," and, with his words, he drew a revolver from his pocket, and before either I or Johnson could prevent it had put a bullet into every instrument upon the bridge, ruining them beyond repair.
She must know as well as her father, how acceptable an instrument would be; and perhaps the mode of it, the mystery, the surprize, is more like a young woman's scheme than an elderly man's.
The human eye is an imperfect instrument; its range is but a few octaves of the real 'chromatic scale.' I am not mad; there are colors that we cannot see.
By the light which escaped from it, the prisoner beheld, all about the room, frightful instruments whose use she did not understand.
Before the throne, was a large table filled with globes and spheres, and mathematical instruments of all kinds.
"Sir," said Captain Nemo, showing me the instruments hanging on the walls of his room, "here are the contrivances required for the navigation of the Nautilus.
They opened their eyes, under protest, and saw instruments of destruction attacking the creepers.
STRANGE CUSTOM OF THE ISLANDERS--THEIR CHANTING, AND THE PECULIARITY OF THEIR VOICE--RAPTURE OF THE KING AT FIRST HEARING A SONG--A NEW DIGNITY CONFERRED ON THE AUTHOR--MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE VALLEY--ADMIRATION OF THE SAVAGES AT BEHOLDING A PUGILISTIC PERFORMANCE--SWIMMING INFANT--BEAUTIFUL TRESSES OF THE GIRLS--OINTMENT FOR THE HAIR