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A tool is a man made object which makes life easier, or more formally, to perform a set task where the object is not destroyed in the process. They are also known as instruments, or utensils, or other names, depending on the field in which they are deployed. Generally, the knowledge and skills associated with the creation and development of tools is known as technology. Many common tools employ simple machines. For example, a wrench uses a lever to unscrew bolts, screws, pipes, etc.

Some common tools include:

Other meanings

  • A tool can be a derogatory term for someone who is said to be lacking intelligence, insight or creativity, or easily exploited.