instrumentality(redirected from instrumentalities)
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n. pl. in·stru·men·tal·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being instrumental.
2. A means; an agency.
3. A subsidiary branch, as of a government, by means of which functions or policies are carried out.
in•stru•men•tal•i•ty(ˌɪn strə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being instrumental.
2. the fact or function of serving some purpose.
3. a means or agency.
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|Noun||1.||instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"|
government department - a department of government
|2.||instrumentality - the quality of being instrumental for some purpose|
|3.||instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end|
ceramic - an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
means - an instrumentality for accomplishing some end
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information