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instrument

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instrument/ˈɪnstrəmənt/noun
pluralinstruments
instrument
/ˈɪnstrəmənt/
noun
pluralinstruments
Learner's definition of INSTRUMENT  
[count]
: a tool or device used for a particular purpose
especially : a tool or device designed to do careful and exact work
Synonyms see: 1implement
: a device that measures something (such as temperature or distance)
: a device that is used to make music
— see also wind instrument
: someone or something that can be used to do or achieve something
law : an official document that shows legal rights or duties
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