from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of instrument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having instruments attached for the purpose of measuring conditions while under observation; -- said of a person under medical observation or a machine whose performance is being tested.


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  • I use the word "instrumented" very directly here - the last thing I want is a bunch of spam results - pointless, irrelevant come ons for brands or models in which I most likely have no interest.

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  • "Perfect Citizen" for the NSA, which would see infrastructure networks - for instance power, telecoms or transport systems - "instrumented" in order to detect possible attempts to attack them.

    The Register

  • … But this secure, 'instrumented' future is frightening for many civil liberties advocates.

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  • Asylum's MFP NanoIndenter is a true "instrumented" indenter and is the first AFM-based indenter that does not use cantilevers as part of the indenting mechanism.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • It was the first time the Agency used an "instrumented" missile to confirm the laser works as expected.

    House of Eratosthenes

  • "instrumented", and clever technologies are being adopted to use the real-time data to make things safer, quicker and greener.

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  • On the contrary, he is busy marketing his grand idea of a "Smarter Planet", an instrumented world in which 70% of the global population will be urban dwellers by 2050 and where devices, people and cities will all be connected.

    Big Blue's 2010 In India

  • Lower crime rates in New York City show the potential of an interconnected, instrumented, intelligent world being delivered in terms of real, tangible, multifaceted ROI.

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  • But at long last, it has recently become possible to measure what the human body is doing with a specialized camera, so that the body can instantly be mapped to an avatar without donning instrumented tights.

    On the Threshold of the Avatar Era

  • The trains, track, stations and other assets can be instrumented with sensors that relay real-time data about the system's performance.

    Keith Dierkx: High-Speed Rail: Not Just Fast. Smart.


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