Definitions for "instrument"
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 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.
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 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.
a stand-alone mass spectrometer that is specifically set up to detect certain volatiles, including nitric oxide, hydrogen cyanide, and acetonitrile
a time-of-flight mass spectrometer that determines the composition of individual dust grains which collide with a silver impact plate
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".
Any tradable commodity whose price can be obtained from a Financial Market.
A tradable asset such as a commodity, security, or derivative, or an index or value that underlies a derivative or could underlie a derivative.
Any item of electrical or electronic equipment which is designed to carry out a specific function or set of functions. For example an electronic balance, a gas analyser or a chromatograph.
Apparatus capable of registering information with a precise objective. A science spacecraft can carry several instruments such as cameras, spectrographs, magnetometers, gas analysers, etc.
Keywords:  fugazi, dischord, cohen, jem, concerts
Instrument is a documentary film by Jem Cohen about the band Fugazi. It chronicles the band from their formation in 1987 until 1997 and is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with both fans and the band members themselves, practices, and tours. The film is widely available and is 16 dollars postage-paid if ordered directly from Dischord Records.
An economic variable that is controlled by policy makers and can be used to influence other variables, called targets. Examples are monetary and fiscal policies used to achieve external and internal balance. See financial instrument.
a variable that does not itself belong in the regression, that is correlated with the suspect explanatory variable, and that is uncorrelated with the error term
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 instrument is the data used to affect the playback of a sample without the need for an effect. In the original trackers, the instrument information was the sample volume, fine tune, and loop, and it was held within a module. The sample could only be saved as a sample and it would lose volume and fine tune information (I think samples with loop information would retain this when saved, am I right?). Now, with the more advanced trackers, an instrument consists of one or more samples with things like volume envelopes, panning and vibrato all included. These instruments can be saved and they retain all of their original information.
To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.
a materialized and operative signification, or better yet a mediation between a deliberate intention and a still-ideal goal
the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
Keywords:  cme, future, traded, currencies, bonds
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.
or measure are used in place of the terms "assessment" or "test" and are meant to be inclusive. That is, the terms are used to indicate ways to determine student progress that might be a performance assessment or a norm-referenced test.
a natural object used for some purpose, for example a stone used as paperweight
an example of an object with multiple synchronous outputs
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).
a concrete or abstract
an abstract idea, a way of thinking about sound and a way of identifying culture
The particular trading product/class that an investor chooses. This instrument could be gold, forex or equities.
Keywords:  fancy, capital, particular, share, type
A fancy word for a particular type of loan or share capital.
Sometimes used to describe a particular type of loan or share capital.
An unconditional promise or order to pay a fixed amount of money with or without interest.
a developing piece of technology, and today's technology is an outgrowth of earlier technology
A window associated with some particular Bench, using which the user may interact with the Bench's Preparation.
an expensive and delicate item and can be damaged easily
Keywords:  thousand, hundred, details
a hundred thousand details
Keywords:  draft, order
a draft if it is an order
Keywords:  trigger, external, aid, subject, action
an aid and is more closely associated with the action (if external) than the subject, but trigger is not an aid
a fully integrated system incorporating advanced
Keywords:  implement, act, object
an object used to implement an act.
Keywords:  medium, financing, bond
A financing medium such as a bond.
Keywords:  financial, check, bond, stock, money
In general, any financial security such as a bond, stock, check, etc. Money...
See Financial Instruments.
Keywords:  extension, body
an extension of the body
Keywords:  gain, end, another, person
a person used by another to gain an end
Keywords:  flow, group, standardized
a standardized flow group