manual


manual
manually, adv.
/man"yooh euhl/, adj.
1. done, operated, worked, etc., by the hand or hands rather than by an electrical or electronic device: a manual gearshift.
2. involving or using human effort, skill, power, energy, etc.; physical: manual labor.
3. of or pertaining to the hand or hands: manual deformities.
4. of the nature of a manual or handbook: manual instructions.
n.
5. a small book, esp. one giving information or instructions: a manual of mathematical tables.
6. a nonelectric or nonelectronic typewriter; a typewriter whose keys and carriage may be powered solely by the typist's hands.
7. Mil. the prescribed drill in handling a rifle: the manual of arms.
8. Music. a keyboard, esp. one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
9. Auto. See manual transmission.
[1375-1425; < L manualis (adj.), manuale (n.) (something) that can be held in the hand (manu(s) hand + -alis, -ale -AL1, -AL2); r. late ME manuel < MF < L, as above]

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Universalium. 2010.

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