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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.

instrument

A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.

instrument

A written legal document.

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In the future, the low-cost sounding balloons, which can carry instruments aloft, can apply to the development of various sophisticated micro-space scientific instruments and can capture ground images in larger scope to support disaster prevention.
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Several days before a major volcanic eruption near the Japanese city of Ito, distant scientific instruments detected significant changes that could help in predicting future volcanic activity there.
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