Definition of manipulation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//məˌnɪpjuˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˌnɪpjuˈleɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (disapproving) behaviour that controls or influences somebody/something, often in a dishonest way so that they do not realize it Advertising like this is a cynical manipulation of the elderly.
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the skilful control or use of something data manipulation manipulation of images
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] (specialist) the skill or act of moving a person's bones or joints into the correct position manipulation of the bones of the back