In`stru*men*ta"tion (?), n.
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.
<-- (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.
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.