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Noun: instrumentality  ,in-stru-men'ta-li-tee
  1. A subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
    "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
     
  2. The quality of being instrumental for some purpose
     
  3. An artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
    - instrumentation

Derived forms: instrumentalities

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], social unit, unit, usefulness, utility

Part of: government department

Encyclopedia: Instrumentality