handling

[ hand-ling ]
/ ˈhænd lɪŋ /

noun

a touching, grasping, or using with the hands.
the manner of treating or dealing with something; management; treatment.
the manual or mechanical method or process by which something is moved, carried, transported, etc.

adjective

of or relating to the process of moving, transporting, delivering, working with, etc.: The factory added a 10 percent handling charge for delivery.

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Origin of handling

before 1000; Middle English; Old English handlung (noun). See handle, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for handling

handling
/ (ˈhændlɪŋ) /

noun

the act or an instance of picking up, turning over, or touching something
treatment, as of a theme in literature
  1. the process by which a commodity is packaged, transported, etc
  2. (as modifier)handling charges
law the act of receiving property that one knows or believes to be stolen
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