A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc.
A legal document, generally relating to a financial transaction.
A document containing some legal right or obligation. Examples include notes, agreements, and contracts. see also financial instrument, bearer instrument, check, debt instrument, draft, endorsement, negotiable instrument, primary instrument.
a formal document created by a notary-public and authenticated by him; after the Reformation they are generally instruments of sasine, which constituted the only legal evidence of the giving of possession of a piece of heritable property; before then, they could be about anything that took the fancy of the clients who paid for them practically
A device for measuring the value of an observable attribute; the device may merely indicate the observed value, or it may also record or control the value.
A field device which measures one or more physical attributes. Some instruments may be complex collections of multiple 'sensors' or instrument groups. For simplicity, each physically integrated device will be called 'an instrument' Link to more ARM documentation
An assessment device adopted, adapted, or constructed for the purposes of the evaluation.
Used broadly to denote a device that has measuring, recording, indicating, and/or controlling abilities.
That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; a device; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.
a standardized tool used by a researcher to gather information from respondents. This may take the form of a closed-ended questionnaire, a list of open-ended questions, a personality inventory, etc.
A tool used to measure a variable, including any defined administrative procedures in its use and scoring instructions in its interpretation.
A tool used to collect and organize information.
A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.
(1) Written legal Document. (2) Means by which an achievement is made. (3) A thing by means of which something is accomplished. (4) Any of the various devices that produce musical sound. (5) Electrical or mechanical device for navigating.
A device used on stage to create musical sounds. Instruments are such things as the electronic organ, keyboard, piano, guitar, trumpet, tambourine, flute, drums, bass, etc.
In audio, generally refers to a musical instrument of some type.
One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent; as, their army was primarily an instrument of oppression.
a means to observe a characteristic of a modeling technique
An American term for lantern (qv), what in domestic terms we mean by the word "light".
A term for lantern, or any lighting device. What in domestic terms we mean by the word "light".
To furnish or equip with instruments; to attach instruments to; as, the fighter planes were heavily instrumented; the patient was instrumented to monitor him remotely.
a general term for major optical surveying equipment, including transits, alidades, and surveyor's levels.
equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
An item which may be traded, typically stocks, bonds, futures, options, and currencies.
an investment in the present as well as in the future
A product traded at CME, i.e., the CME S&P 500 Index futures contract.
a means whereby something is achieved, performed or furthered
a means by which something of value is transferred, held or accomplished
A role (doing it with something) in argument structure (Bill cut it WITH A KNIFE).