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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·stru·men·tal·i·ty /ˌɪn(t)strəmənˈtæləti, ˌmɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·stru·men·tal·i·ty n.; pl. Instrumentalities  The quality or condition of being instrumental; that which is instrumental; anything used as a means; medium; agency.
    The instrumentality of faith in justification.   --Bp. Burnet.
    The discovery of gunpowder developed the science of attack and defense in a new instrumentality.   --J. H. Newman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
      2: the quality of being instrumental for some purpose
      3: an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in
         accomplishing some end [syn: instrumentation]