Definitions of instrumentality

  1. the quality of being instrumental for some purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Subordinate or auxiliary agency; usefulness, as means to an end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for instrumentality

  1. It was clear to see that men apprehended some great crisis; but whence it should come, or by whose instrumentality promoted, none seemed able to guess. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  2. Sounds so remote from any whistling, moaning, or other wind instrumentality that Bettina and I spoke of it in whispers: " Now the organ's playing." – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins