instrumentalism

Definitions

  • The boys play their 'instruments' in the band
    The boys play their 'instruments' in the band
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n instrumentalism a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success
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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

Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.”
  • Simone Weil
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    “Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.”
  • Colin Wilson
    Colin Wilson
    “A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.”

Usage

In literature:

There was no doubt at all that his loot was being used to make instruments and devices of unknown kinds.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Their musical instruments were flutes and drums.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Those instruments of yours are good, are they not?
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
The fashion was among her instruments of government.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Space bubbs, full-size ionics, lots of fancy instruments!
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
It is practically an instrumental piece in which the voice is the sole instrument.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
The "Nuremberg Serenade" opened with ensemble playing of the wind instruments.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
And anyway, Jack, the instruments would be useless by this time.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
In fact, the instrument did not wholly please a single member of the convention.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The opticians speedily availed themselves of the new instrument.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
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In poetry:

And full of grace. Such lightness
Is in your step, instruments
I keep for the beholder
To prove you walk, not dance.
"Divinity" by Irving Layton
O how thinly, O how feebly
Rings the ancient instrument!
When it opened, slowly yielding,
What a weird, unwonted scent!
"The Old Piano" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
The girl that slumbers at our side
Will dream how they are bent,
That love her even as they love
Thy blessed instrument.
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart
Nay, take the instrument from me,
And sweep the chords along.
Be, love, your own sweet poetess,
And be yourself the song.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Though instruments at Its command
Make wish and counterwish come true,
It clearly cannot understand
What It can clearly do.
"Friday's Child" by W H Auden
Saul. How's this? what sounds of joy
Salute my ears! What means this needless pomp?
This merry sound of tabret and of harp?
What mean these idle instruments of triumph?
These women, who in fair procession move
Making sweet melody?
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

The ability to pick up any instrument and already know how to play it perfectly.
There's yelling and an instrumental intro to the song.
It's also the name of that band's two primary instruments.
Bulgarian Instruments And Vocals.
"I always tell people just learning a instrument that harmonica is a good one because you can run with it," says multi-instrumentalist Al Frisby.
A hard-working man's bushel of instruments keeps his performance fresh.
Wahl Instruments, Inc now provides free annual calibrations to customers who purchase one of the company's Heat Spy Inspector Series thermal imaging cameras.
Microchip Technology Inc announced its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11.
If a plant has 1000 dumb instruments needing to be calibrated annually, it may make sense to invest in a sophisticated calibration system.
The lab also calibrates reference involute, lead and pitch masters that are used worldwide to calibrate and verify gear inspection instruments.
Roche's GS FLX+ instrumentation was used, and some 131 billion base pairs of data were generated.
Black Emperor — our angsty, pretentious teenage self's most beloved instrumental rock band — we were about as sick as we've ever been.
Some demand devices that are compatible with a unique chemistry, others require pressure instrumentation that won't pose a risk to workers or processes and many call for instruments that can handle a wide temperature range.
LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation ( LXI ) does more than specify a local-area-network (LAN) interface on a standalone instrument.
Measuring instrument Sibress Brixen Italy Sibress has introduced a new, small measuring instrument named E3.
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In science:

Although this initialization identification criterion is simple and conservative, it can avoid to instrument some “hot-spot” operations, thus can effectively reduce the instrumentation overhead for some scientific computation programs as demonstrated by our experiments in Section 7.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
In this paper, we propose an efficient deterministic replay scheme, i.e., RacX, that leverages race-guided instrumentation to significantly reduce the instrumented memory operations.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
The advantages of space is that we get rid of the atmosphere and there is access to full sky from one instrument. A comparison of the instruments of these two contemporary pro jects, Gaia from space, and LSST on Earth, are presented in Table 1.
The impact of Gaia and LSST on binary stars and exo-planets
More generally, if some of the channels in the sequence representing the N -comb are replaced by instruments or POVMs, we obtain the set of generalized quantum instruments, [4, 7].
Extremality conditions for generalized channels
Instrumentation The instrumentation of the circulation system in LUX 0.1 consisted primarily of thermometers, heaters, and liquid level sensors.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
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