instrumentation

noun in·stru·men·ta·tion \ ˌin(t)-strə-mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of instrumentation

1 : the arrangement or composition of music for instruments especially for a band or orchestra
2 : the use or application of instruments (as for observation, measurement, or control)
3 : instruments for a particular purpose; also : a selection or arrangement of instruments

Examples of instrumentation in a Sentence

  1. There was a problem with the airplane's instrumentation.

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First Known Use of instrumentation

1818

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INSTRUMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of instrumentation for English Language Learners

  • : a way of writing or arranging music so that it can be performed in a particular style or by particular instruments

  • : a set of instruments


Medical Dictionary

instrumentation

noun in·stru·men·ta·tion \ ˌin(t)-strə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- \

medical Definition of instrumentation

: a use of or operation with instruments; especially : the use of one or more instruments in treating a patient (as in the passing of a cystoscope)

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