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Definition of "instrumentation" []

  • The application or use of instruments. (noun)
  • Music The study and practice of arranging music for instruments. (noun)
  • Music The arrangement or orchestration resulting from such practice. (noun)
  • Music A list of instruments used in an orchestration. (noun)
  • The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "instrumentation" in a sentence
  • "One proposal for a mission which would have the right instrumentation is a NASA decadal survey mission ACE - Aerosol Cloud Ecosystems."
  • "The instrumentation is heavier now, with trumpet figures and the addition of bass and snare drums lending almost the flavor of an operatic drinking song as the exultant "release" theme, opening with three bright high C-sharps on the violins, piccolo and flute, is answered by a vigorous rising gesture by the cellos and basses fortified by the bass trombone."
  • "At times the instrumentation is quite good but it is constantly dragged down by the subpar lyrics."