instrumentality

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instrumentality

[in-struh-men-tal-i-tee]
noun, plural instrumentalities for 1, 3.
1.
the quality or state of being instrumental.
2.
the fact or function of serving some purpose.
3.
a means or agency.

Origin:
1645–55; instrumental + -ity

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instrumental (ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  serving as a means or influence; helpful
2.  of, relating to, or characterized by an instrument or instruments
3.  played by or composed for musical instruments
4.  grammar denoting a case of nouns, etc, in certain inflected languages, indicating the instrument used in performing an action, usually translated into English using the prepositions with or by means of
 
n
5.  a piece of music composed for instruments rather than for voices
6.  grammar
 a.  the instrumental case
 b.  a word or speech element in the instrumental case
 
instrumen'tality
 
n
 
instru'mentally
 
adv

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  only through the instrumentality of political parties.
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  instrumentality to cure society's ills.
Now, instead of similitude, the crucial instrumentality is representation.
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