Hi PaulQ, here's the dictionary:where, in the link, is the word "instrumentation"?
Did you look at the dictionary? instrumentation - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
Instrument (countable noun and verb)
Instrumentation (uncountable noun)
Thank you, I certainly will!Please use the link above for "instrumentation"
You can see it in the far right column.Your picture link does not mention "instrumentation"
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean. (Sorry for bad English!)In the type of engineering that your link shows, do you think anyone is bothered about music?
in which the word "instruments" is used correctly.Measuring instruments regarded collectively.
‘the controls and instrumentation of an aircraft’
I did not mean that I thought that motors, valves and pistons were instruments.The instrumentation of a machine is the group of instruments used to monitor and control the machine.
Fair enough.Uncle Jack, I suggest that you are applying a narrow, specialist view to this topic.
An interesting question. When I bought a new wind instrument I bought the whole thing - sensor, cabling and display. The most modern boat instruments are networked, so we can turn to the pages in the catalogue that are indexed as "navigation instruments" to find displays and sensors sold separately. I think I'd still consider the "instrument" to encompass the sensor and the display. When somebody is instrument flying, he would think he was looking at the instruments, but actually he'd be looking at the displays. But conceptually, the instrument he is looking at is the system - pitot tube, static port and airspeed indicator.do you use "instrument" to refer to the measuring device, the display, or both?