Etymology
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instrumentation (n.)

"composition and arrangement of music for instruments," 1836, from French instrumentation, from instrument "musical instrument" (see instrument (n.)); also see -ation.

updated on December 13, 2015

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Definitions of instrumentation from WordNet

instrumentation (n.)
an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end;
Synonyms: instrumentality
instrumentation (n.)
the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation;
instrumentation (n.)
the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra;
instrumentation (n.)
the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments;
Synonyms: orchestration
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