[ muh-nip-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ məˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən /


the act of manipulating.
the state or fact of being manipulated.
skillful or artful management.


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Origin of manipulation

1720–30; < French, equivalent to manipule handful (of grains, etc.; see maniple) + -ation -ation

Words nearby manipulation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for manipulation

[ mə-nĭp′yə-lāshən ]


The act or the practice of manipulating.
The state of being manipulated.
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