Definitions for: Instrumentation

[n] the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
[n] the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
[n] an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
[n] the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra

Webster (1913) Definition: In`stru*men*ta"tion, n.
1. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or
combination of instruments; means; agency.

Otherwise we have no sufficient instrumentation for
our human use or handling of so great a fact. --H.

2. (Mus.)
(a) The arrangement of a musical composition for
performance by a number of different instruments;
orchestration; instrumental composition; composition
for an orchestra or military band.
(b) The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments;
performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.

Synonyms: instrumentality, orchestration

See Also: arms, arrangement, arrangement, arranging, artefact, artifact, ceramic, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, container, conveyance, device, effectuation, equipment, furnishings, hardware, implement, implementation, implements of war, ironware, means, munition, musical arrangement, system, toilet article, toiletries, toiletry, transport, weaponry, weapons system

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