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instrumentation

[in-struh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪn strə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the arranging of music for instruments, especially for an orchestra.
2.
the list of instruments for which a composition is scored.
3.
the use of, or work done by, instruments.
5.
the science of developing, manufacturing, and utilizing instruments, especially those used in science and industry.
Origin of instrumentation
1835-1845
1835-45; instrument (v.) + -ation
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instrumentation

/ˌɪnstrəmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the instruments specified in a musical score or arrangement
2.
the arrangement of a piece of music for an orchestra; orchestration
3.
the study of the characteristics of musical instruments
4.
the use of instruments or tools
5.
means; agency
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Word Origin and History for instrumentation
n.

"composition and arrangement of music for instruments," 1845, from French instrumentation, from instrument (see instrument + -ation).

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