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Main Entry: in·stru·ment
Pronunciation: primarystressin(t)-strschwa-mschwant
Function: noun
1 : a device used to produce music
2 : a means of getting something done <curiosity is an instrument of discovery>
3 : a tool or implement designed especially for precision work <a surgical instrument>
4 : an official legal document (as a deed, bond, or agreement)
5 a : a measuring device for finding out the present value of a quantity under observation b : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane; especially : such a device used as the only way of navigating
synonym see IMPLEMENT

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