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Definition of "manual" []

  • Of or relating to the hands: manual skill. (adjective)
  • Done by, used by, or operated with the hands. (adjective)
  • Employing human rather than mechanical energy: manual labor. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a small reference book. (adjective)
  • A small reference book, especially one giving instructions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manual" in a sentence
  • "OKWU: Blix and members of the Security Council very concerned about providing what they call a manual for weapons of mass destruction."
  • "This is what we call a manual simulation, where we use a raw probability to calculate the outcome, and for all but the simplest problems, isn't very sophisticated."
  • "Six-speed manual is standard; six-speed automatic is optional."