[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:
of or relating to the hand or hands:
of the nature of a manual or handbook:
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.
of or relating to a hand or hands
operated or done by hand: manual controls
physical, as opposed to mental or mechanical: manual labour
by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means
of, relating to, or resembling a manual
a book, esp of instructions or information: a car manual
(music) one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ
(military) the prescribed drill with small arms
c.1400, from Latin manualis “of or belonging to the hand; that can be thrown by hand,” from manus “hand, strength, power over; armed force; handwriting,” from PIE *man- (2) “hand” (cf. Old Norse mund “hand,” Old English mund “hand, protection, guardian,” German Vormund “guardian,” Greek mane “hand”).
early 15c., “service book used by a priest,” from Old French manuel “handbook” (also “plow-handle”), from Late Latin manuale “case or cover of a book, handbook,” noun use of neuter of Latin manualis (see manual (adj.)). Meaning “a concise handbook” of any sort is from 1530s.
noun 1. a set of finger configurations corresponding to the letters of the alphabet, used by the deaf in fingerspelling.
[man-yoo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈmæn yu əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. the theory or practice of education for the deaf employing and promoting the use of sign language as the primary means of communication.
[man-yoo-uh-list] /ˈmæn yu ə lɪst/ noun 1. an advocate of manualism. 2. a person who communicates through sign language. adjective 3. of or relating to manualism.
[man-yoo-uh l] /ˈmæn yu əl/ adjective 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 relating to the hand or hands: manual deformities. 4. of the nature […]