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[ noun ] the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Man is first religious ; the instrumentalities follow .

Related terms

utility

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[ noun ] a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose

Examples

"are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?" "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"

Used in print

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

coordinate , correlate , and publish information with a view to advancing the development of low-cost saline water conversion projects ; and cooperate with other Federal_departments and agencies , with State and local_departments , agencies , and instrumentalities , and with interested persons , firms , institutions , and organizations .

Related terms

unit government_department

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

Synonyms

instrumentation

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