[ man-yoo-uh-lee, -yuh-lee ]

  1. by hand or using one’s hands:The power source must include a manually operated switch device or circuit breaker.Even the entry-level model comes with dual-zone climate control, manually adjustable front seats, and Bluetooth connectivity.

  2. using or requiring human effort, input, skill, power, etc.:Data extraction was originally done manually, requiring significant resources to complete the tedious task.If you prefer that your information not be collected for the purpose of delivering targeted advertising, you have to manually opt out by clicking here.

Origin of manually


Other words from manually

  • non·man·u·al·ly, adverb
  • sem·i·man·u·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby manually Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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