instrument

(redirected from scientific instrument)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Instrument

A formal or legal written document; a document in writing, such as a deed, lease, bond, contract, or will. A writing that serves as evidence of an individual's right to collect money, such as a check.

instrument

n. 1) a written legal document such as a contract, lease, deed, will or bond. 2) an object used to perform some task or action, ranging from a surgeon's scalpel to any hard thing used in an assault (a blunt instrument).

instrument

(Document), noun bill, certificate, deed, draft, evidential writing, executed and delivered writing, formal writing, official record, official writing, paper, record, solemn writing, syngrapha, tabula, writing delivered as the evidence of an agreement, writing which gives formal expression to a legal act, written formal expression
Associated concepts: allonge, instrument evidencing a debt, instrument of writing, negotiable instrument
Foreign phrases: Mala grammatica non vitiat chartam, sed in expositione instrumentorum mala grammatica quoad fieri possit evitanda est.Bad grammar does not vitiate a deed, but in the drafting of instruments, bad grammar should, as far as possible, be avoided. Ubi nulla est connectura quae ducat alio, verba intelligenda sunt ex proorietate, non grammatica, sed populari ex usu. Where there is nothing which calls for another construction, words are to be understood according to their proper sense, not according to their strict grammatical meaning, but accorddng to their popular sense. Qui haeret in litera haeret in cortice. He who adheres to the letter of an instrument goes but skin deep into its meaning.

instrument

(Tool), noun agency, agent, aid, appliance, article, channel, contributing force, device, equipment, facility, implement, machine, machinery, means, mechanical construction, mechanism, medium, utensil, utility, vehicle
Associated concepts: instrument of fraud
See also: appliance, blank, certificate, channel, charter, conduit, deed, device, document, expedient, facility, form, forum, indenture, instrumentality, interagent, lease, license, medium, organ, proctor, resource, tool, will

instrument

a written legal document. See also NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT.

INSTRUMENT, contracts. The writing which contains some agreement, and is so called because it has been prepared as a memorial of what has taken place or been agreed upon. The agreement and the instrument in which it is contained are very different things, the latter being only evidence of the existence of the former. The instrument or form of the contract may be valid, but the contract itself may be void on account of fraud. Vide Ayl. Parerg. 305; Dunl. Ad. Pr. 220.

References in periodicals archive ?
Further, the report also discusses that a major challenge in the market is that the high cost of scientific instruments is decreasing their adoption rate.
Concludes Van Helden, "The study of scientific instruments is in its ascendancy,"
Varian is forecasting Scientific Instrument sales to grow through the rest of the year and operating profits to average 12% for 2002.
European sales growth was primarily due to Scientific Instruments revenues.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has opened a laboratory at the company's headquarters that contains an extensive selection of measurement equipment.
For nearly two decades Penelope Gouk has made important contributions to the history of science, most notably as the author of The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg, 1500-1700 (1988), already a classic in the history of early scientific instruments.
The Review of Scientific Instruments, which is widely regarded as the preeminent journal describing scientific instrumentation, is a frequent vehicle for the dissemination of NIST-developed measurement methodology.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center said its goal is to enable scientists to connect supercomputers and storage machines to off-site scientific instruments like telescopes, making it easier to do research or analyze data stored in diverse locations.
And by carrying scientific instruments high into the air and keeping them steady for a long time, "kites can really help a lot in the search for answers.
In an article in the AIP's Review of Scientific Instruments, Francis Halzen, the principal investigator of the IceCube project, and his colleague Spencer Klein of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provide a comprehensive description of the observatory, its instrumentation, and its scientific mission -- including its most publicized goal: finding the sources of cosmic rays.
Peary refused to transport Cook's scientific instruments from the North Pole, ensuring their loss.

Full browser ?