manual

[ man-yoo-uh l ]
/ ˈmæn yu əl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. mantrap,
  2. mantua,
  3. manu,
  4. manu samoa,
  5. manua islands,
  6. manual alphabet,
  7. manual training,
  8. manual transmission,
  9. manual ventilation,
  10. manualism

Origin of manual

1375–1425; < Latin manuālis (adj.), manuāle (noun) (something) that can be held in the hand (manu(s) hand + -ālis, -āle -al1, -al2); replacing late Middle English manuel < Middle French < Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for manual

manual

/ (ˈmænjʊəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsmanually, adverb

Word Origin for manual

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

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Word Origin and History for manual
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