adjective Date: 1969 1. relating to, being, or providing direct practical experience in the operation or functioning of something <
hands-on training
; also involving or allowing use of or touching with the hands <
a hands-on museum display
2. characterized by active personal involvement <
a hands-on manager

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hands-on — also hands on, as an adjective, by 1969 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • hands-on — /handz on , awn /, adj. 1. characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct: a workshop to give children hands on experience with computers. 2. requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or …   Universalium

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