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Another word for instrument

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Noun
  1. That by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

      1. The business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
      2. A business with agents that negotiate deals for clients:
      3. That by which something is done; means; instrumentality
      1. A person or thing that performs an action or brings about a certain result, or that is able to do so
      2. A means by which something is done or caused; an instrument.
      3. A force or substance that causes a change:
      1. A subsidiary branch, as of a government, by means of which functions or policies are carried out.
      2. The condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means
      3. A means or agency
      1. The instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
      2. The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use.
      3. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
      1. One that acts as an agent between persons or things; a means.
      2. A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
      3. Any medium, means, or agency
      1. Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.
      2. The average value of a set of numbers.
      3. (Mathematics) A number that typifies a set of numbers, such as a geometric mean or an arithmetic mean.
      1. The theory or doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of matter moving in accordance with the laws of nature
      2. Any system or means for doing something; esp., a physical or mental process or processes, whether conscious or unconscious, by which some result is produced
      3. A system whose parts work together like those of a machine
      1. A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved:
      2. (Physics) A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state:
      3. A middle state or degree; mean
      1. (Music) An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
      2. A large wind instrument consisting of various sets of pipes which, as they are opened by corresponding keys on one or more keyboards, allow passage to a column of compressed air that causes sound by vibration
      3. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
    See also:

    means

  2. A person used or controlled by others

      1. A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface.
      2. A person used by another to do dangerous, distasteful, or unlawful work; dupe
      3. Alternative form of cat's-paw.
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. (Photography) A duplicate of a photographic image.
      3. (Restaurant industry) A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
      1. A person serving as security; a hostage.
      2. (Games) A chess piece of lowest value that may move forward one square at a time or two squares in the first move, capture other pieces only on a one-space diagonal forward move, and be promoted to any piece other than a king upon reaching the eighth rank.
      3. A person used to advance another's purposes; tool
      1. A person whose actions, ideas, etc. are controlled by another
      2. One whose behavior is determined by the will of others:
      3. A small, often jointed figure, as of a human being or animal, typically designed to be manipulated, as from within by the fingers of a hand or by strings held from above
      1. Any person who acts as an underling or puppet of another
      2. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
      3. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
      1. Anything that serves in the manner of a tool; a means
      2. (Computers) A utility program.
      3. A design impressed on a book cover by such a stamp.
    See also:

    over

  3. A device used to do work or perform a task

    See also:

    machine

    means

Another word for instrument

Noun
      1. (Law) Any instrument or device necessary to one's profession or occupation
      2. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
      3. Anything that serves in the manner of a tool; a means
      1. Resources or available wealth
      2. (Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
      3. (Uncountable, plural only) Resources; riches.
      1. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      2. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      3. The instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific use
      1. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      2. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work: