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in·stru·ment

(in'strū-ment),
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

instrument

A tool—e.g., questionnaire, diary—used in a clinical trial to capture data, as well as the information and documentation that supports the data’s use.

Instruments include clearly defined methods and instructions for administration and responses to queries, a standard format for data collection and well-documented methods for scoring, analysing and interpreting results.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

instrument

1. A means by which something is done. An agency used to accomplish some purpose.
2. A surgical instrument.
3. A displaying or recording device.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Moreover, the true rpm rate of the cutting instrument, under load, is neither measurable nor predictable.
Assailants used personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) in 79.9 percent of the incidents, firearms in 4.0 percent of incidents, and knives or other cutting instruments in 1.8 percent of the incidents.
Moberg, 39, of 107 Granite St., Worcester, charged with armed and masked robbery (knife or cutting instrument), continued to Feb.
This study examines cases in which law enforcement officers survived serious assaults committed with a firearm or a cutting instrument.
* 1 officer was attacked with a knife or other cutting instrument.
Coffey, 29, of 23 Shore Drive, Auburn, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or .08 percent, assault and battery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle, knife or cutting instrument), carrying a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument), and disturbing the peace, continued without a finding for 18 months, ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free other than prescribed medications, to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations with any related treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, to attend five AA meetings per week, and to attend a driver alcohol education program, 45 days' license loss, $250 state fee, $250 head injury fee, $50 victim's assessment fee, $140 victim witness fee.
North, Auburn, charged with armed robbery (knife or cutting instrument) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument), continued to Aug.
(4) UCR Program staff members are currently conducting another study to examine cases in which law enforcement officers survived serious assaults that involved a firearm or cutting instrument.
Matos, 25, of 20 Merrifield St., Worcester, charged with carrying a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument) and disturbing the peace, sentenced to two concurrent terms of 89 days in the House of Correction; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, drug violation near a school or park, and possession of cocaine, dismissed.
Levine Jr., 56, of 701 Main St., Worcester, charged with carrying a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument) and disturbing the peace, continued to April 30 on $500 cash bail.
Coffey, 29, of 23 Shore Drive, Auburn, charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument), carrying a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument), and disturbing the peace, continued to April 11 on $1,000 cash bail.
Faiola, 26, of 131 Fairmont Ave., Worcester, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument) and two counts of armed robbery (knife or cutting instrument), continued to March 4 on $100,000 cash bail; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife or cutting instrument) and armed assault with intent to rob (knife or cutting instrument), continued to March 4 on $100,000 cash bail.