Instrumentality
Instrumentality In`stru*men*tal"i*ty, n.; pl. {Instrumentalities}. The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency. [1913 Webster]

The instrumentality of faith in justification. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

The discovery of gunpowder developed the science of attack and defense in a new instrumentality. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]


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  • instrumentality — [in΄strə men΄tal′ə tē] n. pl. instrumentalities 1. the condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means 2. a means or agency …   English World dictionary

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  • instrumentality — noun /ɪnstɹʊmɛnˈtalɪti/ a) The quality or condition of being instrumental; serving a purpose, being useful. In a later vision the Saviour revealed to her in detail the ‘great design’ which he wished to establish through her instrumentality. b) A… …   Wiktionary

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  • instrumentality — instrumental ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a means of pursuing an aim. 2) (of music) performed on instruments. 3) relating to an implement or measuring device. ► NOUN ▪ a piece of music performed by instruments, with no vocals. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • instrumentality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1651 1. the quality or state of being instrumental 2. means, agency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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