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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

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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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Instrumental value is the value that we immediately come up with when we think about the Value of Choice.
Instrumental Values are concerned with the way we approach the attainment of terminal values.
The instrumental values for realizing this value include; improving access to health services, responding to people's needs, and improving service quality of priority health needs.
A poor agreement was observed between the visual shade selection and the instrumental values (k=0.
Though Minteer criticises intrinsic value, he agrees with non-pragmatist critics that instrumental value does not accommodate the full range of the public's intuitions and sentiments about nature.
The Instrumental Values of Preparing Future Citizens and Unique Individuals
A study by Elizur, Borg, Hunt, and Beck (1991) reflects continuation of low instrumental values of rewards such as pay benefits and working conditions.
Instrumental values (which refers to the values associated with a mode of behavior) and terminal values (which relates to end-states), are related yet are separately organized into relatively enduring hierarchical organizations along a continuum of importance.
While the popular conception is that these generations are distinct in terms of values and behaviors, this study investigates differences according to the Rokeach Value Survey's terminal and instrumental values to see what these differences are between managers and non-managers across age groups.
By stressing capabilities and functionings, he argues that development questions should focus on people's quality of life rather than on instrumental values.
Instrumental values are ambitious, independent, intellectual, courageous, forgiving, honest, loving, broad-minded, self-controlled, obedient, logical, polite, responsible, capable, clean, helpful loyal and imaginative.
According to Rokeach (1973), instrumental values refer to an individual's conduct (e.
One set is called terminal values and the other is called instrumental values.
Although instrumental values such as rationality and administrative efficiency have always been more prominent (Denhardt, 1979), the democratic values freedom, equality, equal opportunities, justice, and personal responsibility provide the core of public administration as articulated by its early students such as Paul Apleby (1945) and L.