noninstrumental

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non- +‎ instrumental

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noninstrumental ‎(not comparable)

  1. Not instrumental
    • 2007 May 10, Alastair Macaulay, “Stomp, Sneeze, Grunt, Gasp and All That Body Language”, in New York Times[1]:
      Nor do they ever concentrate long on clapping, foot-tapping or vocalism, even though hands, feet, speech and song are the most efficient noninstrumental human means of creating complex aural rhythm.
    • 2006 December 15, Angela M. Smith, “Control, responsibility, and moral assessment”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 138, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-006-9048-x:
      [] we are judging the moral quality of the individual herself in some more focused, noninstrumental, and seemingly more serious way.

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