|1.||[ noun ] the quality of being instrumental for some purpose|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||unit government_department|
|3.||[ noun ] an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end|
|Related terms:||artifact system equipment device means weaponry furnishings container connection cleansing_agent conveyance implement hardware ceramic toiletry throwing_stick instrument|