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primary instrument

[′prī‚mer·ē ′in·strə·mənt]
(engineering)
A measuring instrument that can be calibrated without reference to another instrument.
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For several years net asset purchases have been the primary instrument for calibrating our monetary policy stance.
But while this formula may have worked fine when the primary problem was high inflation - and when central banks' primary instrument was the policy rate (and some marginal tweaks to liquidity) - it no longer works when the problem is low inflation.
The primary instrument for DES is the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, one of the most powerful in existence, able to capture digital images of light from galaxies eight billion light-years from Earth.
For Vico, history becomes the primary instrument of philosophical inquiry.
The primary instrument on board CYGNSS - a mission whose price tag is estimated at just $162 million - is the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument, which will use a GPS receiver and antennas to provide high-resolution imagery of the birth, evolution and hard-to-predict intensification of tropical cyclones.
A health risk assessment (HRA) remains the primary instrument for identifying individuals for PHM interventions, say 70 percent.
Flynn never wavered from the belief that women would be liberated under socialism and that capitalism was the primary instrument of women's oppression.
NFIRE's primary instrument has been the Track Sensor Payload, which has been able to collect data on targets of opportunity through precision detection and tracking despite environmental background clutter (i.
The popularity of online term plans indicates that life insurance is being preferred by customers as a primary instrument of fi nancial protection for their families.
While systems like the JP Instruments EDM 830 engine monitor can display manifold pressure, RPM, oil temperature, oil pressure and fuel pressure, in addition to cylinder and exhaust gas temperatures, it isn't approved for use as a primary instrument.
I don't have any logical explanation to it other than it is the primary instrument I use to connect myself to the metaphysical realm via music.
Jamie's primary instrument is the trumpet and he is a past player with Sellers Youth Band and has been with Hammonds Saltaire for seven years.

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