instrument
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instrument(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el instrumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What instrument will you play when you join the school band?¿Qué instrumento vas a tocar cuando te unas a la banda escolar?
2. (tool)
a. el instrumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This machine requires a special instrument in order to turn the valve.Esta máquina requiere un instrumento especial para poder girar la válvula.
3. (means)
a. el instrumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She used you! You were just her instrument.¡Te usó! Fuiste solo su instrumento.
4. (legal)
a. el instrumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A passport is a legal instrument that entitles the holder to travel to foreign countries.Un pasaporte es un instrumento jurídico que permite al titular viajar a países extranjeros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (mechanics)
a. proveer de instrumentos
In the pursuit of automation, everyday items like cars are increasingly instrumented.En la búsqueda de la automatización, objetos cotidianos como el coche son cada vez más proveídos de instrumentos.
instruments
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (aviation)
a. los instrumentos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's too foggy to see the runway. We'll have to land on instruments. Hay demasiada neblina para ver la pista. Vamos a tener que aterrizar con los instrumentos.
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instrument
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music and medicine)
a. el instrumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (aviation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
instrument board or paneltablero de mandos, panel de instrumentos
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instrument [ˈɪnstrʊmənt]
noun
1 (Mús) (gen) instrumento (m)
surgical instruments instrumental (m) quirúrgico; set of instruments instrumental (m); to fly on instruments volar por instrumentos
2 instrumento (m)
he was nothing more than her instrument él no era más que su instrumento
3 (Jur) instrumento (m)
modifier
instrument board instrument panel (n) (Aer) tablero (m) de instrumentos; cuadro (m) de instrumentos; (US) (Aut) tablero (m) de mandos; salpicadero (m); (Esp)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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