Manually



[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
adv.

late 15c., from manual (adj.) + -ly (2).
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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