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Pronunciation:  `instrumen'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
  2. [n]  the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
  3. [n]  an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  4. [n]  the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra

INSTRUMENTATION is a 15 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: instrumentality, orchestration
 See Also: arms, arrangement, arrangement, arranging, artefact, artifact, ceramic, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, container, conveyance, device, effectuation, equipment, furnishings, hardware, implement, implementation, implements of war, ironware, means, munition, musical arrangement, system, toilet article, toiletries, toiletry, transport, weaponry, weapons system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`stru*men*ta"tion\, n.
1. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or
   combination of instruments; means; agency.

         Otherwise we have no sufficient instrumentation for
         our human use or handling of so great a fact. --H.

2. (Mus.)
   (a) The arrangement of a musical composition for
       performance by a number of different instruments;
       orchestration; instrumental composition; composition
       for an orchestra or military band.
   (b) The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments;
       performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.

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