manual

[man-yoo-uh l]

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 non-manual

manual

adjective

of or relating to a hand or hands
operated or done by handmanual controls
physical, as opposed to mental or mechanicalmanual labour
by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means
of, relating to, or resembling a manual

noun

a book, esp of instructions or informationa car manual
music one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ
military the prescribed drill with small arms
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 non-manual
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