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instrumentality


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  instrumentality  of  faith  in  justification.  --Bp. 
  Burnet. 
 
  The  discovery  of  gunpowder  developed  the  science  of 
  attack  and  defense  in  a  new  instrumentality.  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instrumentality 
  n  1:  a  subsidiary  organ  of  government  created  for  a  special 
  purpose;  "are  the  judicial  instrumentalities  of  local 
  governments  adequate?";  "he  studied  the  French 
  instrumentalities  for  law  enforcement" 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  instrumental  for  some  purpose 
  3:  an  artifact  (or  system  of  artifacts)  that  is  instrumental  in 
  accomplishing  some  end  [syn:  {instrumentation}] 




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