Instrumentally

Definitions

  • The boys play their 'instruments' in the band
    The boys play their 'instruments' in the band
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Instrumentally By means of an instrument or agency; as means to an end. "They will argue that the end being essentially beneficial, the means become instrumentally so."
    • Instrumentally With instruments of music; as, a song instrumentally accompanied.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Roberts-Mackensen bee insemination instrument, 1944 Roberts-Mackensen bee insemination instrument, 1944
Morse's pendulum instrument Morse's pendulum instrument
Electric cautery instrument Electric cautery instrument
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER
The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse
Morse Making his own Instrument Morse Making his own Instrument
11. Italian harpsichord (1693): Full view of instrument in outer case 11. Italian harpsichord (1693): Full view of instrument in outer case

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Although identified with Scotland, bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into the British Isles by the Romans.
    • instrumentally As an instrument, means, or tool; by way of an instrument; in the nature of an instrument; as means to an end.
    • instrumentally By means of an instrument, a tool, or a machine.
    • instrumentally With instruments of music.
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Quotations

  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.”
  • Swami Ramdas
    Swami Ramdas
    “Place yourself as an instrument in the hands of God, who does his own work in his own way.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy%20Bysshe%20Shelley
    “The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.”
  • Sir Humphrey Davy
    Sir Humphrey Davy
    “Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.”

Usage

In literature:

Sister Mary wanted her instrument which she supposed she would never have again.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The various families of instruments are made independent; often play separately.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
On the same platform is the desk and instrument of the stock telegraph operator.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The instrument had a carved head.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor
The one instrument we all possess is a voice-mechanism.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
The instruments are viols and wooden wind instruments of the schalmei family.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
The type of statesman we must oppose to the routineer is one who regards all social organization as an instrument.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The entire party went into the ship, and the cream of their laboratory instruments was brought in.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
Such instruments never existed in the history of the art until about the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
And no wonder, for of all the doleful too-tooings ever uttered by wind instrument, this was the dolefullest.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Other objects of manufacture are their ornaments, already described in Chapter III, and musical instruments.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
Israel needed chastening, and the Philistines were God's instruments for that purpose.
"The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel" by W. G. Blaikie
This instrument M. Livron lent to the young artist, and attended the concert.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton
Such rude materials and instruments are still employed for similar purposes by savage nations.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
Another species of instruments is formed by private documents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
But the instrument of this understanding, the faculty of thought, is misunderstood.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
The invention of this noble instrument is generally ascribed to the great philosopher of Florence, Galileo.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted
The true instrument, however, was for a long while among us, ere its merits came into just appreciation.
"The Violin" by George Dubourg
It is impossible to regard an instrument of silver as a cutting instrument.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
To blow with a wind instrument.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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In poetry:

Those weapons and those instruments
Of death, that others fright:
Those dreadful fears and discontents
That brings on some that night.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
O THOU of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me,
Let all my mortal being now be blent
In Thy still glory of divinity.
"Surrender" by Aurobindo Ghose
Louisa, while thy pliant fingers trace
The solemn beauties of the prospect round,
Or, on thy instrument, with touching grace,
Awaken all the witcheries of sound:
"To Miss Rouse Boughton" by Matilda Betham
And as at dawn across the level mead
On wings impetuous some wind will come,
And with its too harsh kisses break the reed
Which was its only instrument of song,
"Silentium Amoris" by Oscar Wilde
But the cold dew spoiled their instruments
And they play for the foolish queen no more.
Instead those sturdy malcontents
Play sharps and flats in my kitchen floor.
"Crickets On A Strike" by Vachel Lindsay
And vision, and feeling, and sound, and scent,
Were the strings of a sensitive instrument,
That silently, patiently, watched and waited,
And unto my soul reverberated.
"The Poet And The Muse" by Alfred Austin

In news:

He was introduced to the instrument at a tango dance in San Francisco.
He'll introduce us to the instrument, and show us how he plays.
A worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that make, manage, and measure light, today introduced a new table-top vibration isolation platform designed specifically for sensitive instrumentation and microscopes.
As a music journalist since 1982, I've been fortunate to speak to many of the greatest bassists of the last fifty years about the original works of art they created on their instruments and as composers.
Keith McKillen Instruments is now offering the Batt -O-Meter, a device designed to tell the user the remaining life of a 9V or AA battery with the cells still in place.
Not only do I not have a green thumb, I believe my thumb may be an instrument of death for growing things.
All week, I've been showing how reggae gets down when the selector rolls a set on a very particular instrumental, or riddim.
"Joe Nieuwendyk wasn't the captain , but he was instrumental in the year and a half that he was there," Gionta said.
An end-user view on wireless instrumentation.
Through his persistence and determination, he was instrumental in helping to win for his people their sacred homeland.
Instrument makers hope government stimulus funds will spur sales and development.
Rajesh Verma, Srikanth (Srik) Gurrapu, & Fei Gao, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com.
Instruments of economic efficiency or sick profiteers.
Was the corset an instrument of women's oppression.
Government, at its core, can be an instrument of good.
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In science:

In the previous discussions, under a sole hypothesis, the mixing law, we have shown that statistical properties of every apparatus are described by a DL instrument and that two apparatuses are statistically equivalent if and only if they corresponds to the same DL instrument.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Then, T is called for any ρj ∈ τ c(H) and ρ′ completely positive (CP), if T ⊗ idn maps positive operators in τ c(H ⊗ Cn ) to positive operators in τ c(H ⊗ Cn ) for any positive integer n. A DL instrument I is called a completely positive (CP) instrument, if I (∆) is CP for every ∆.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Theorem III.5 The operational distribution of any apparatus with indirect measurement model is a CP instrument, and conversely every CP instrument is obtained in this way with a pure indirect measurement model.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Motivated by the above argument, any DL instrument satisfying Eq. (358) for all ∆, ∆′ ∈ B (Λ) is said to be repeatable; note that Davies and Lewis called originally such DL instruments as “weakly repeatable”.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Contrary to the fact that there can be many repeatable DL instruments corresponding to the same purely discrete observables, the following theorem, conjectured in Ref. and proved in Ref. [50, Theorem 5.1] shows that there are no repeatable DL instruments corresponding to any observables with continuous spectrum.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
From the realization theorem of CP instruments (Theorem III.2) and axiom (iii), we have further concluded that the statistical equivalence class of apparatuses are in one-to-one correspondence with the CP instruments.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
The instrument scans the sky in a certain pattern (the “scan strategy”) and internal instrument systematics are added to the scanned signal.
Statistical Challenges of Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis
SPI detects Ps continuum [ 45] and 511 keV line [ 13], and finds the line to be significantly broadened, from deconvolution with the instrumental resolution after subtraction of the (strong) instrumental background line [ 29].
Gamma-Ray Line Astronomy
The PMT instrumental, external light and pickup cuts remove instrumental backgrounds originating from the detector hardware.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
This analysis is represented in Fig. 16 where the distribution of the high-level cut parameters is presented for the neutrino data set before application of these cuts, and for instrumental backgrounds rejected by the instrumental cuts.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
The above discussion can be generalised to include additional hidden variables for the measuring instruments as well provided the distribution of these hidden variables does not depend on the setting of the far away measuring instrument.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
The UVOT instrument detected and followed the optical afterglow of GRB050319 from when it was acquired by the Swift narrow-field instruments, about 90s after the burst trigger, until it faded below the UVOT sensitivity threshold, about 50,000s later.
Prompt optical observations of GRB050319 with the Swift UVOT
Thus, if the source (represented by the state ω ) produces a pair of polarized photons, then the pair member running to Alice passes her instrument while the other pair member travels to Bob and passes his instrument.
Vacuum Fluctuations, Geometric Modular Action and Relativistic Quantum Information Theory
The instrument controller subsystem contains the remainder of the instrument hardware.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Cosmic Ray Conf., Pune, 4, 13 (2005). Source detection are typically classified as being soli d (A), probable (B), and possible (C). A solid source is a > 5σ detection by two or more instruments, a probable source is a > 5σ detection by one instrument, and a possible source is a reported detection by one instrument.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
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