Instruments


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Instruments

Financial securities, such as money market instruments or capital market instruments.

Instrument

1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.
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Weston was the most used of the two to yield; till a little bustle in the room shewed them that tea was over, and the instrument in preparation; and at the same moment Mr.
Each State is the constituent and enacting party, and the United States in Congress assembled the recipient of delegated power--and that power delegated with such a penurious and carking hand that it had more the aspect of a revocation of the Declaration of Independence than an instrument to carry it into effect.
All are instruments of labour, more or less expensive to use, according to their age and sex.
And these other instruments, the use of which I cannot guess?
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches, were moving the iron instruments on the coals.
But the Scientist of the Expedition explained that he had been so engrossed with the care of his instruments and the study of his tables that he had found no time to think of it.
Johnson," I said, "and attend to the work of unpacking the extra instruments and having them properly set upon the bridge.
They opened their eyes, under protest, and saw instruments of destruction attacking the creepers.
At the period when the Gun Club essayed their great experiment, such instruments had reached a high degree of perfection, and produced some magnificent results.
As regards the optical instruments at their disposal, they had excellent marine glasses specially constructed for this journey.
Would you admit them into our State when you reflect that in this composite use of harmony the flute is worse than all the stringed instruments put together; even the panharmonic music is only an imitation of the flute?
To understand what is meant by accuracy, it will be well to consider first instruments of measurement, such as a balance or a thermometer.

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