An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
Hence, any instrument of use or service.
A person used as an instrument by another person; -- a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
A cursor for performing tasks, such as drawing or translation, in the HyperChem workspace. Tool icons are in a column at the left of the workspace.
a device (e.g. engine) or a procedure (e.g. algorithm) that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a task; in a narrower meaning, the term tool is used to describe simple mechanical tools (e.g. hammer) which do not consist of somewhat independently operated parts (as opposed to machine). geography
Loosely speaking, a package implements a tool. This is not exactly true, since a package can choose to implement more than one tool. In general, you will find that there is a one-to-one mapping between a package and a tool. A tool consists of a set of templates that manipulate a common set of objects.
In AIPS++, a tool is a collection of Glish functions that can be applied to some common data, such as a MeasurementSet or Image. A tool must be created for a specific data set using a constructor and then the associated functions can applied to that data. A tool can also be considered to be an object, and the tool functions can be considered to be the object methods. An tool is implemented as a Glish closure object and thus usually consists of a Glish record containing functions.
Instrument. For example, an informal interview schedule is a tool for collecting information, as is a questionnaire. A tool can be applied using a variety of methods or techniques.
An icon that represents a specific software program.
An application, command, or script that can be executed by Peripheral Device Tool on a device or slot to perform a task.
An application, command, or script that can be executed by HP SIM on one or more systems to perform a task.
Something that serves as a means to accomplishing an end. A tool is typically small and hand-held and performs a physical task (e.g., cutting, scraping, banging, moulding).
an implement used in the practice of a vocation
the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a simple machine , or a combination of them
a device used to provide a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a task
a function that lets the user do something, but a task is a function that lets the user accomplish something
a mechanical implement that cuts, turns, grabs, attaches, or provides some other useful function
an aid in performing some task
an implement, a bit of technology applied to a task
an implement or device used directly upon a piece of material to shape it into a desired form
an instrument designed for a specific task
an instrument or machine used in mechanical operations
an instrument that helps us perform tasks
an object that performs a task by way of a program (in Typol, Le-Lisp, etc
a piece of material that can provide an advantage in the accomplishment of a task
a pre-written program subroutine that performs a specific task, such as decoding a JPEG file or converting an image from RGB to CMYK
a utility or a feature that helps to complete a task or a set of tasks
a utility used to perform or facilitate tasks, while not explicitly representing any particular design object
A generic term signifying any type of instrumented tool or pig.
Any device, implement, instrument or utensil which serves as a resource to accomplish a task
An application, command, or script that can be executed by SCM on one or more nodes to perform a task.
An instrument used to perform a task or to display collected data. For example; graphs, charts, diagrams, questionnaires, etc.
Downhole tool or downhole instrument package.
Any instrument used to solve a problem. It does not necessarily involve technology.
A device that aids in accomplishing a task, a form of technology.
(Noun) Any instrument used by glassworkers to develop and shape an object. Glassworkers' tools include the blowpipe, pontil, gathering iron, pucellas, shears, clapper, pallet, block, pincers, battledore, lipper, and crimper. (Verb) To alter an object with a tool.
A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task. The most basic tools are simple machines. For example, a crowbar simply functions as a lever.