Definition of instrumentation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪnstrəmenˈteɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnstrəmenˈteɪʃn//
    [uncountable] Describing music
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  1. 1a set of instruments used in operating a vehicle or a piece of machinery the aircraft’s instrumentation
  2. 2the way in which a piece of music is written for a particular group of instruments the standard pop instrumentation of two guitars, bass and drums See related entries: Describing music
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, from instrumenter ‘to instrument’, from Latin instrumentum, from the verb instruere, from in- ‘upon, towards’ + struere ‘pile up’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: instrumentation