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manipular

[ muh-nip-yuh-ler ]
/ məˈnɪp yə lər /
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adjective

of or relating to the Roman maniple.
of or relating to manipulation.

noun

a soldier belonging to a maniple.

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Origin of manipular

From the Latin word manipulāris, dating back to 1615–25. See maniple, -ar1
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Example sentences from the Web for manipular

  • But I have not found that much was gained by manipular attempts to realize the world of thought.

    Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson

British Dictionary definitions for manipular

manipular
/ (məˈnɪpjʊlə) /

adjective

of or relating to an ancient Roman maniple
of or relating to manipulation
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