Instrumentation In`stru*men*ta"tion, n. 1. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency. [1913 Webster]

Otherwise we have no sufficient instrumentation for our human use or handling of so great a fact. --H. Bushnell.

2. (Mus.) (a) The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band. (b) The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.

3. The act of using instruments to measure or control the behavior of an object, as a patient in a hospital or a machine being tested while under development. [PJC]

4. The act of furnishing or attaching instruments to/ [PJC]

5. The set of instruments included in a system; as, a harvester with modern instrumentation. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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