Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun instrumentality

3 senses of instrumentality

Sense 1
instrumentality -- (a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement")
       => unit, social unit -- (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit")

Sense 2
instrumentality -- (the quality of being instrumental for some purpose)
       => utility, usefulness -- (the quality of being of practical use)

Sense 3
instrumentality, instrumentation -- (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

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