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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These issues can directly impact patient care by what was not reported or not analyzed, just as much as a mechanical instrument or device error that impacts a patient result.
The terms sketch out different routes to Wills's consistent point, that 'language, as both mechanical instrument and conceptualizing function, fundamentally inheres in the technologisation of the human' (p195).
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. (35)
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!).
Employee Protection Schemes * Engineering Controls Devices used in the dental setting to reduce exposure to blood and body fluids (e.g., 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.g., no recapping of needles using the two-hand technique, handwashing) Personal Protective Specialized clothing or equipment used in oral Equipment (PPE) health care settings include gloves, surgical masks, protective eyewear, face shields, and protective clothing (e.g., gowns and jackets) * modified from References 4, 5 Table 2.
And just how a man can get such a personal and distinctive sound out of a mechanical instrument like a piano is beyond understanding.
The issue of crime prevention will be addressed at a conference top be staged by the Portuguese Presidency in May in Vilamoura."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 is no mechanical instrument that can assess complete physiological maturity in a grape.
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.