I. adjective Etymology: Middle English manuel, from Anglo-French, from Latin manualis, from manus hand; akin to Old English mund hand and perhaps to Greek marē hand Date: 15th century 1. a. of, relating to, or involving the hands <
manual dexterity
b. worked or done by hand and not by machine <
a manual transmission
manual computation
manual indexing
2. requiring or using physical skill and energy <
manual labor
manual workers
manually adverb II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a book that is conveniently handled; especially handbook <
an instruction manual
2. the prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon or other military item during a drill or ceremony <
the manual of arms
3. a. a keyboard for the hands; specifically one of the several keyboards of an organ or harpsichord that controls a separate division of the instrument b. a device or apparatus intended for manual operation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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