Definitions for Instrumentationˌɪn strə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•stru•men•ta•tionˌɪn strə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the arranging of music for instruments, esp. for an orchestra.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. the list of instruments for which a composition is scored.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. the use of instruments.

  4. instrumental agency; instrumentality.

  5. the process of developing, manufacturing, and using instruments, esp. in science and industry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. instrumentality, instrumentation(noun)

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

  2. instrumentation(noun)

    the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

  3. instrumentation(noun)

    the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra

  4. orchestration, instrumentation(noun)

    the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments

Wiktionary

  1. instrumentation(Noun)

    The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.

  2. instrumentation(Noun)

    The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.

  3. instrumentation(Noun)

    The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.

  4. instrumentation(Noun)

    On a vehicle, dashboard gauges monitoring engine functions and performance, along with other essential functions.

    The caru2019s instrumentation included fuel, temperature, voltimeter and oil pressure gauges, along with a speedometer and tachometer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instrumentation(noun)

    the act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency

  2. Instrumentation(noun)

    the arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band

  3. Instrumentation(noun)

    the act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect

Freebase

  1. Instrumentation

    Instrumentation is defined as the art and science of measurement and control of process variables within a production or manufacturing area. An instrument is a device that measures a physical quantity such as flow, temperature, level, distance, angle, or pressure. Instruments may be as simple as direct reading thermometers or may be complex multi-variable process analyzers. Instruments are often part of a control system in refineries, factories, and vehicles. The control of processes is one of the main branches of applied instrumentation. Instrumentation can also refer to handheld devices that measure some desired variable. Diverse handheld instrumentation is common in laboratories, but can be found in the household as well. For example, a smoke detector is a common instrument found in most western homes. Instruments attached to a control system may provide signals used to operate solenoids, valves, regulators, circuit breakers, or relays. These devices control a desired output variable, and provide either remote or automated control capabilities. These are often referred to as final control elements when controlled remotely or by a control system. A Transmitter is a device that produces an output signal, often in the form of a 4–20 mA electrical current signal, although many other options using voltage, frequency, pressure, or ethernet are possible. This signal can be used for informational purposes, or it can be sent to a PLC, DCS, SCADA system, LabView or other type of computerized controller, where it can be interpreted into readable values and used to control other devices and processes in the system.

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