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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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It may be the case that instrumentalist arguments for constitutionalism fail to be attentive to the reasons underlying the passion of non-instrumentalists for constitutionalism.
While an instrumentalist needs a certain work ethic and discipline to be merely competent, a vocalist can go quite far simply singing what they hear.
Generally overlooked are the many student and professional instrumentalists whose musical gifts similarly deserve to be showcased and acclaimed.
The earliest partbooks known, the Glogauer Liederbuch of c.1480, seem to have come about as the most practical notation for instrumentalists; elbows could get in the way of three or four instrumentalists gathered around a choirbook (but see the five Spanish ministriles clustered around a choirbook in the illustration on p.670!) It is suggestive that many of the instrumentalists at northern Italian courts were in Fact German.
Birmingham City Organist and the resident organist at Symphony Hall, Thomas Trotter (right), was presented with the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year Award at the Dorchester Hotel, London, last night.
The 41-year-old will be the first instrumentalist to receive the annual honour since it was created in 2005, the others being conductor Sir Charles Mackerras and Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel.
They will feature the Trust's own Kevin Grunill, from the Tower Ballroom and the North Pier at Blackpool, plus instrumentalist Pete Lindup with his brand of "Musical Madness" and the Barnsley Concert Band.
The author indicates that the parts are suitable for both singers and instrumentalists, although most examples seem more instrumental in nature.
Two of Australia's premier instrumentalists and ACF supporters, Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou, have collaborated on a new album, Breathe, featuring pieces inspired by elements of the natural world.
From string ensembles to vocalists, to solo instrumentalists from throughout the Fox Valley area, the music will be in celebration of the gifts that Bach has bestowed upon us.
He was born in 1939 in India in the Mewaat Gharana, a family of renowned musicians, classical instrumentalists and sitar players such as Ustad Walayat Ali Khan and Ustad Muhammad Khan.
A high ceiling with plenty of light beautifully enhancing the clear acoustic - ideal for the school's chamber choir and handpicked instrumentalists from Sinfonia of Birmingham.