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. Bushnell.

<-- (b). The act of using instruments to measure or control the behavior of an object, as a patient in a hospital or a machine being tested while under development. -->

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.

<-- Instrumented, a. having instruments attached for the purpose of measuring conditions while under observation; said of a person under medical observation or a machine whose performance is being tested. -->

 

© Webster 1913.

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