hands-on

[ handz-on, -awn ]
/ ˈhændzˈɒn, -ˈɔn /

adjective

characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct: a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized: the old hands-on telephone switchboards.

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Origin of hands-on

First recorded in 1905–10; by analogy with hands-off
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British Dictionary definitions for hands-on

hands-on

adjective

involving practical experience of equipment, etchands-on training in the use of computers
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