- 1 (serving as a means) to be instrumental
insth jugar* un papel decisivo enalgo he was instrumental in setting up the organization jugó un papel decisivo en la fundación de la organización his mediation was instrumental in bringing the two sides together su mediación jugó un papel decisivo en lograr el acercamiento de ambas partesMore example sentences
- They went to war together and both were instrumental in a victory that many consider a defining moment in Canadian hockey history.
- A few well chosen elements of directorial interpretation are instrumental in making this production more suited to and enjoyable for its audience.
- The strategy, which was instrumental in Microsoft's victory in the so-called browser wars, is being replayed in the digital media market.
- 2 [Music/Música] instrumentalMore example sentences
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- There follow three chapters dealing with other sources grouped by genre: sacred music, theatre music and vocal, keyboard and instrumental music.
- Concerts of vocal and instrumental music were given regularly.
- Although his musical output was modest, his vocal and instrumental music speaks in a highly personal voice.
- A dense libretto, by the composer, and an expressionistic musical style, which searches out new instrumental colors, make this opera a masterpiece.
- It is music without any rhetoric or goal, in which periods of time (increasingly lengthy as he got older) are filled with washes of instrumental colour.
- If the score breaks no new ground for Glass, the fine brush strokes of instrumental color lend texture and atmosphere to every scene, especially in the first opera.
- 3 [Technology/Tecnología] [navigation] por instrumentosMore example sentences
- The distribution of true ages may be only approximated by the measured distribution, because the latter can be disturbed by fluctuations in measured age caused by instrumental error.
- In electronic devices, even a negligible instrumental error can totally degrade the system compared to electro-mechanical ones.
- The organoleptic quality of tomato fruit involves a set of attributes (flavour, aroma, texture) that can be evaluated either by sensory analyses or by instrumental measures.
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