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manual

[ man-yoo-uhl, -yuhl ]
/ ˈmæn yu əl, -yəl /
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Definition of manual

adjective
noun
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Origin of manual

First recorded in 1375–1425; from Latin manuālis (adjective), manuāle (noun) “(something) that can be held in the hand” (manu(s) “hand” + -ālis, -āle -al1, -al2); replacing late Middle English manuel, from Middle French, from Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM manual

man·u·al·ly, adverbnon·man·u·al, adjectiveun·man·u·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manual

manual
/ (ˈmænjʊəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of manual

manually, adverb

Word Origin for manual

C15: via Old French from Latin manuālis, from manus hand
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