instrumentality

  • 1 instrumentality — in·stru·men·tal·i·ty /ˌin strə mən ta lə tē, ˌmen / n pl ties 1: something through which an end is achieved or occurs damages incurred in a single incident through an instrumentality owned by the employer 2: something that serves as an… …

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  • 2 Instrumentality — In stru*men*tal i*ty, n.; pl. {Instrumentalities}. The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency. [1913 Webster] The instrumentality of faith in justification. Bp. Burnet.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Instrumentality — can refer to any of the following:* The quality or condition of being instrumental * The third studio album to be released by Toronto emcee Ill Eagle. * The theory of Instrumentalism in the philosophy of science * The philosophical concept of… …

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  • 4 instrumentality — *mean, agent, agency, instrument, medium, organ, vehicle, channel Analogous words: *work, labor, toil: *effort, exertion, trouble, pains: *power, energy, force, might: *action, deed, act …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 instrumentality — [in΄strə men΄tal′ə tē] n. pl. instrumentalities 1. the condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means 2. a means or agency …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Instrumentality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Instrumentality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 instrumentality instrumentality Sgm: N 1 aid aid &c. 707 Sgm: N 1 subservience subservience subserviency Sgm: N 1 mediation mediation intervention medium …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 instrumentality — noun /ɪnstɹʊmɛnˈtalɪti/ a) The quality or condition of being instrumental; serving a purpose, being useful. In a later vision the Saviour revealed to her in detail the ‘great design’ which he wished to establish through her instrumentality. b) A… …

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  • 8 instrumentality — An agency, a means of accomplishment. See dangerous instrumentality; federal instrumentality …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 9 instrumentality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Means to an end Nouns 1. instrumentality; instrument, aid; subservience, subserviency; vehicle, hand, expedient (see plan); means, agency. 2. (means) stepping stone; [master or skeleton] key, latchkey,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 instrumentality — instrumental ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a means of pursuing an aim. 2) (of music) performed on instruments. 3) relating to an implement or measuring device. ► NOUN ▪ a piece of music performed by instruments, with no vocals. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 instrumentality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1651 1. the quality or state of being instrumental 2. means, agency …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 instrumentality — /in streuh men tal i tee/, n., pl. instrumentalities for 1, 3. 1. the quality or state of being instrumental. 2. the fact or function of serving some purpose. 3. a means or agency. [1645 55; INSTRUMENTAL + ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 Instrumentality — An organization that serves a public purpose and is closely tied to federal and/or state government, but is not a government agency. Many instrumentalities are private companies, and some are chartered directly by state or federal government.… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 14 instrumentality — notes issued by a federal agency whose obligations are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the government, even though the agency s responsibilities are not necessarily those of the U.S. government. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 instrumentality — Synonyms and related words: agency, agent, channel, device, energy, expedient, force, going between, instrument, instrumentation, intermediation, machinery, mean, mechanism, mediation, medium, might, ministry, organ, power, recourse, resort,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 instrumentality — in·stru·men·tal·i·ty || ‚ɪnstrÉ™men tælÉ™tɪ n. quality of being instrumental; help, assistance, means …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 instrumentality — n. Agency, mediation, intervention …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 instrumentality — n 1. helpfulness, helping hand, assistance, aid, ministry; conduciveness, contributiveness, help, support, patronage, advocacy, backing; aegis, auspices, good offices. 2. usefulness, utility, serviceability, serviceableness; service, action,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 instrumentality — in·stru·men·tal·i·ty …

    English syllables

  • 20 instrumentality — in•stru•men•tal•i•ty [[t]ˌɪn strə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being instrumental 2) the fact or function of serving some purpose 3) a means or agency • Etymology: 1645–55 …

    From formal English to slang


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