manual

[ man-yoo-uhl ]
/ ˈmæn yu əl /

adjective

noun

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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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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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