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in·stru·ment

(in'strū-ment),
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

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.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

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.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

Patient discussion about instrument

Q. How do i know what essential tools/instruments i need to buy for my baby?

A. we bought a lot of crap when out first born came along. most of it was really not useful and we could easily do without. form what i remember, we should have bought maybe second hand crib and not a new one, all this miniature outfits were really expendable. the baby grows VERY fast. all kind of shoes- until the day he start walking, it's just a waste of time.

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An instrument driver will have the built-in "smarts" necessary to control the modules that make up a multimodule instrument.
Each instrument has a specific application in the orthodontic office.
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When approaching the instrument from this new alignment, the student should be encouraged to experiment with bringing the instrument to her, rather than reaching for the instrument.
This instrument is based on a rubber analyzer developed by Alpha Technologies of Akron, Ohio, which Dynisco acquired in late 2004.
Spectro Analytical Instruments, 160 Authority Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 01420-6093 tel: 978/342-3400 ax: 978/342-8695#
The new instrument boasts many advancements and improvements over instruments currently available in the marketplace, while maintaining previous instrument compatibility and our reputation of quality."
The Rheo Line Multi Function Rheometer is said to be a very versatile instrument, combining three previously separate test instruments into one.
However, "to my ears [the tritare] just sounded like a badly out-of-tune instrument."