[ man-yoo-uh l ]
/ ˈmæn yu əl /
done, operated, worked, etc., by the hand or hands rather than by an electrical or electronic device: a manual gearshift.
involving or using human effort, skill, power, energy, etc.; physical: manual labor.
of or relating to the hand or hands: manual deformities.
of the nature of a manual or handbook: manual instructions.
a small book, especially one giving information or instructions: a manual of mathematical tables.
a nonelectric or nonelectronic typewriter; a typewriter whose keys and carriage may be powered solely by the typist's hands.
Military. the prescribed drill in handling a rifle: the manual of arms.
Music. a keyboard, especially one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
Automotive. manual transmission.
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Origin of manual
OTHER WORDS FROM manual
man·u·al·ly, adverbnon·man·u·al, adjectivenon·man·u·al·ly, adverbun·man·u·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-manual
/ (ˈmænjʊəl) /
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
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 forms of manualmanually, adverb
Word Origin for manual
C15: via Old French from Latin manuālis, from manus hand
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