Manual



[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 of a manual or handbook:
manual instructions.
noun
5.
a small book, especially 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.
Military. the prescribed drill in handling a rifle:
the manual of arms.
8.
Music. a keyboard, especially one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
9.
Automotive. .
/ˈmænjʊəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a hand or hands
2.
operated or done by hand: manual controls
3.
physical, as opposed to mental or mechanical: manual labour
4.
by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means
5.
of, relating to, or resembling a manual
noun
6.
a book, esp of instructions or information: a car manual
7.
(music) one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ
8.
(military) the prescribed drill with small arms
adj.

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”).
n.

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.

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