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More hands on

[handz-on, -awn] /ˈhændzˈɒn, -ˈɔn/

characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct:
a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized:
The hands-on telephone switchboard is almost obsolete.
involving practical experience of equipment, etc: hands-on training in the use of computers

also hands on, as an adjective, by 1969.


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