instrumentation


instrumentation

noun

  1. the arranging of music for instruments, especially for an orchestra.
  2. the list of instruments for which a composition is scored.
  3. the use of, or work done by, instruments.
  4. instrumental agency; instrumentality.
  5. the science of developing, manufacturing, and utilizing instruments, especially those used in science and industry.

noun

  1. the instruments specified in a musical score or arrangement
  2. the arrangement of a piece of music for an orchestra; orchestration
  3. the study of the characteristics of musical instruments
  4. the use of instruments or tools
  5. means; agency
n.

“composition and arrangement of music for instruments,” 1845, from French instrumentation, from instrument (see instrument + -ation).

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