- adj. 乐器的；有帮助的；仪器的，器械的
- n. 器乐曲；工具字，工具格
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 TOEFL
1. Instrument comes from the same source as instruct.
2. instruct => instrument.
3. instruere "arrange, inform, teach," literally "to build, erect," from in- "on" + struere "to pile, build" (see structure).
4. => 'tool, equipment' => musical instrument.
- instrumental (adj.)
- late 14c., "of the nature of an instrument," from Old French instrumental, from Medieval Latin instrumentalis, from Latin instrumentum (see instrument). Meaning "serviceable, useful" is from c. 1600. Of music, c. 1500; noun meaning "musical composition for instruments only" is attested by 1940. Related: Instrumentally; instrumentality.
- 1. The last track on the CD is an instrumental.
- 2. Jesse Jackson was instrumental in the release of some of the hostages.
- 3. He was instrumental in bringing about an end to the conflict.
- 4. In Polish the verb'to be'takes the instrumental case.
- 5. He was instrumental in catching the criminal.
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