Associations to the word «Instrumental»


INSTRUMENTAL, adjective. Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; essential or central.
INSTRUMENTAL, adjective. (music) Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, especially a musical instrument.
INSTRUMENTAL, adjective. (grammar) Applied to a case expressing means or agency, generally indicated in English by by or with with the objective.
INSTRUMENTAL, noun. (uncountable) (grammar) The instrumental case.
INSTRUMENTAL, noun. (countable) (music) A composition without lyrics.
INSTRUMENTAL CASE, noun. (grammar) A noun case used to express means or agency—and is generally indicated in English by by or with with the objective. Languages that use the instrumental case include Armenian, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, Dyirbal, Georgian, Slovene, Polish, Quechua, Russian and Sanskrit.
INSTRUMENTAL CASES, noun. Plural of instrumental case
INSTRUMENTAL RATIONALITY, noun. (critical theory) A specific form of rationality focusing on the most efficient or cost-effective means to achieve a specific end, but not in itself reflecting on the value of that end.
INSTRUMENTAL VERSION, noun. A remixed song which lacks the vocal tracks.
INSTRUMENTAL WIDTH, noun. (optics) The width of a fringe formed in monochromatic light.

Dictionary definition

INSTRUMENTAL, adjective. Relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments; "instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble".
INSTRUMENTAL, adjective. Serving or acting as a means or aid; "instrumental in solving the crime".

Wise words

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