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Main Entry: 1im·ple·ment
Pronunciation: primarystressim-plschwa-mschwant
Function: noun
: an article intended for use in work
synonyms IMPLEMENT, TOOL, INSTRUMENT, UTENSIL mean a device for doing work. IMPLEMENT may apply to anything needed to complete a task <gardening implements such as rakes and hoes>. TOOL suggests a device designed for a specific job that may require some skill on the user's part <a carpenter's tools>. INSTRUMENT suggests a device that can be used for delicate or precise work <one needs great skill to handle the instruments of a surgeon>. UTENSIL suggests a fairly simple device for jobs around the house <kitchen utensils include knives and ladles> or some routine unskilled activity <the pencil was her favorite writing utensil>.

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