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English noun: instrumentality

1. instrumentality (group) a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose


SamplesAre the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?.
He studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement.


Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit


Part meronymgovernment department

2. instrumentality (attribute) the quality of being instrumental for some purpose


Broader (hypernym)usefulness, utility

3. instrumentality (artifact) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end


Synonymsinstrumentation


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)arms, ceramic, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, container, conveyance, device, equipment, furnishing, hardware, implement, implements of war, ironware, means, medium, munition, system, toilet articles, toiletry, transport, weaponry, weapons system









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