Definition of manual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmænjuəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænjuəl//
    Describing jobs
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  1. 1(of work, etc.) involving using the hands or physical strength manual labour/jobs/skills manual and non-manual workers Wordfinderadministrative, freelance, managerial, manual, part-time, seasonal, skilled, temporary, voluntary, work See related entries: Describing jobs
  2. 2operated or controlled by hand rather than automatically or using electricity, etc. a manual gearbox My camera has manual and automatic functions. The company has now transferred all its manual records onto computer.
  3. 3connected with using the hands manual dexterity
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French manuel, from (and later assimilated to) Latin manualis, from manus ‘hand’.
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