mechanical instrument

mechanical instrument

n
(Instruments) a musical instrument, such as a barrel organ or music box, that plays a preselected piece of music by mechanical means
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Having used up my budget for electronic sensors, I needed to recycle an older mechanical instrument to measure water-level fluctuations in a forested wetland.
A chronometer is a precision mechanical instrument used for measuring time and is designed to maintain accuracy in spite of motion or variations in temperature, humidity and air pressure.
In the report, the committee indicated that it saw no reason to make a distinction between reproductions of musical works by printing versus by mechanical instrument.
Broad aspects are tackled first, so details uncovered later are natural and subservient: a waltz is taught primarily as a dance; a nocturne as an expressive lyrical song; a toccata as a musical utterance that only a mechanical instrument could accomplish (as opposed to the human voice, Bobby McFerrin's excepted
sharps disposal containers, self-sheathing needles, needle recappers and mechanical instrument washers) Work Practice Controls Techniques that reduce the likelihood of exposure by altering the manner in which a task is performed (e.
And just how a man can get such a personal and distinctive sound out of a mechanical instrument like a piano is beyond understanding.
In the Commission's view, such a Scoreboard should be more than a purely mechanical instrument to facilitate the internal monitoring by EU institutions of their progress in adopting the legislative and other instruments needed to establish the area of Freedom, Security and Justice", Commissioner Vitorino insists in his Communication.
There are advances in mechanical instrument actions and data storage systems.
This lies in a robust mechanical instrument insulated from external vibrations with automated measurement avoiding any subjective influences.
At present, asthmatics use a mechanical instrument to measure their lung capacity daily in an attempt to anticipate an attack.
Tenders are invited for Design const install of Dual Media Filters includ commission making connection with existing 21 MLDCETP in Sec29II Pnp includ all civil electric mechanical instrument works etc and all other works contingent thereto including one year defect and mtc
This technology is intended to replace the mechanical instrument clusters increasing robustness, reliability, accuracy and flexibility.