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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The treatment of an idea as an instrument that functions as a guide to action


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  • We reacted by turning down the invitation from Paris Foot Gay for fear of it leading to an instrumentalisation on the part of this club in that it was highlighting the homosexuality of its players.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • One of John Paul II's concerns was to counter the dissenters' instrumentalisation of the council with an authentic interpretation.

    Landmark Address on the Responsibilities of Universities Freedom has a purpose

  • She just talks in general terms of "the further giant stride towards the instrumentalisation of human life".

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It is the further giant stride towards the instrumentalisation of human life represented by this Bill which is so disturbing.

    Dr Williams gets it right

  • The web encourages the instrumentalisation of collegial relationships under the guise of some kind of grass roots anti-institutional movement, but increasingly I think that's just ideology, and that ultimately what works are relations built not on blogrolls but on mutual reciprocal interest and care.

    Tears of Rage Against the Machine

  • The Israeli government's attempt to "manage" the humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip as an instrument of state policy belongs to this modern history of instrumentalisation (whose precedents include the refugee-camps across the border from Kosovo during the Nato air-campaign there in 1999).


  • In his novels, he anticipates its instrumentalisation by the

  • Some clerics in France cite judgments by the authorities at Cairo's Al-Azhar University to the effect that the Qur'an makes no commandment on the wearing of such coverings; but this is often combined with resentment of the political instrumentalisation of the apparel (the attack on a post office on 7 February 2010 by two men covered by a burqa is a gift to such efforts).


  • The underlying cause is the instrumentalisation of democratic reason.

    The Guardian World News

  • RE: And of course this instrumentalisation of the holocaust is a cynical exercise in manipulation.



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