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Instrumentation   Listen
noun
Instrumentation  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."
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.
3.
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.
4.
The act of furnishing or attaching instruments to/
5.
The set of instruments included in a system; as, a harvester with modern instrumentation.






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"Instrumentation" Quotes from Famous Books



... of thing so long! Well, these people reported him as conscientiously busy, for his hour each day, with grammar and dictionary. He was also getting his hand in painting; and he had "taken on" musical composition, even to instrumentation. "Too many irons!" commented my lively young informant. "And I think I should get my painting in Paris and my music in Germany." She also said that Raymond had next to no social life—he showed hardly the ...
— On the Stairs • Henry B. Fuller

... are numerous specimens of Purcell's power of writing music, endless in its variety of outline and colour and changing sentiment, on a ground-bass—i.e., a bass passage repeated over and over again until the piece is finished. The instrumentation must have been largely dictated by the instruments placed at his disposal, though we must remember that in days when it was an everyday occurrence for, say, an oboist to play from the violin part save in certain ...
— Purcell • John F. Runciman



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