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An Instrument is a tool, intended for a purpose other than mechanical work, in particular a refined one. In physics, mechanical work is the amount of energy transferred by a force. ...

Instrument may also refer to:

  • Musical instruments are devices designed to produce music, frequently by plucking or striking a string or bell or drum surface, or by forcing air to resonate (see wind instrument).
  • Scientific instruments are devices intended to assist in the conduct of science. An example would be the test tubes and other glassware one might find in a chemistry or biology laboratory. Scientific instruments include but is not limited to some Laboratory equipment (scientific instruments includes instruments used outside the laboratory for scientific purposes, for example the Hubble telescope is a scientific instrument. Specific categories of scientific instruments include
    • Measuring instruments are devices used to measure or compare the magnitude of physical properties, such as voltmeters, speedometers, etc.
    • Analytical instruments are devices used to measure multiple or complex material properties, such as mass spectrometers.
  • Medical instruments are devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, such as stethoscopes.
  • Instruments of torture is a term for the means whereby some act of torture is accomplished.
  • Legal instruments are documents used to formally document various types of transactions or confirm certain statuses for specific purposes, such as confirming contractual relations, civil status, etc. Examples include wills, writs, court order, contracts, treaties, marriage licenses and driver's licenses.
  • Financial instruments are documents used to formally document various types of financial transactions. Examples include loan agreements, bonds, mortgages, stocks and floating charges.
  • Negotiable instruments are a class of documents evidencing promises or orders to pay a certain sum of money.
  • In statistics, an instrument is an instrumental variable.
  • A statutory instrument refers to a regulation or other secondary legislation passed pursuant to authority given by primary legislation.
  • Vehicle instrument (i.e. speedometer, fuel gauge...), analogical or, nowadays, digital.
  • Instrument - a documentary film about the band Fugazi.
  • INSTRUMENTS is a band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator. ... Laboratory equipment refers to the various tools and equipment used by scientists working in a laboratory. ... The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope orbiting the Earth at the outer edges of the atmosphere. ... Captain Nemo and Professor Aronnax contemplating measuring instruments in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea In physics and engineering, measurement is the activity of comparing physical quantities of real-world objects and events. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. ... Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he... Legal instrument is a legal term of art that is used for any written legal document such as a certificate, a deed, a will, an Act of Parliament or a law passed by a competent legislative body in municipal (domestic) or international law. ... Financial instruments package financial capital in readily tradeable forms - they do not exist outside the context of the financial markets. ... A negotiable instrument is a specialised type of contract for the payment of money which is unconditional and capable of transfer by negotiation. ... In statistics, an instrumental variable (IV, or instrument) can be used in regression analysis to produce a consistent estimator when the explanatory variables (covariates) are correlated with the error terms. ... Statutory Instruments (SIs) are parts of United Kingdom law separate from Acts of Parliament which do not require full Parliamentary approval before becoming law. ... Vehicle instrument is an instrument that measures some parameters in the vehicle. ... Instrument is a documentary film by Jem Cohen about the band Fugazi. ... Fugazi may refer to: an Italian slang term for something that is fake/not authentic. ... An instrument is a concrete or abstract tool intended for a purpose other than mechanical work, in particular a refined one. ...

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Instrumentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Instrumentation is defined as "the art and science of measurement and control".
Instrumentation can be used to refer to the field in which Instrument technicians and engineers work, or it can refer to the available methods of measurement and control and the instruments which facillitate this.
Instrumentation Engineers largely design control and measurement systems primarily for industrial processes, although instruments are present in almost any modern technology today including vehicles, computers, appliances etc.
Orbiter operational instrumentation is used to collect, route and process information from transducers and sensors throughout the orbiter and its payloads.
Instrumentation equipment, except sensors and selected dedicated signal conditioners, is located in the forward and aft avionics bays.
Its instruments continually sense the dynamic X, Y and Z attitudes and the performance characteristics of the orbiter during the launch, orbital, entry and descent phases of flight.
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