Manual

Word MANUAL
Character 6
Hyphenation man u al
Pronunciations /ˈman.j(ʊ)əl/

Definitions and meanings of "Manual"

What do we mean by manual?

Of or relating to the hands. adjective

Done by, used by, or operated with the hands. adjective

Employing human rather than mechanical energy. adjective

Of, relating to, or resembling a small reference book. adjective

A small reference book, especially one giving instructions. noun

A keyboard, as of an organ or harpsichord, played with the hands. noun

A machine operated by hand. noun

Prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon, especially a rifle. noun

A maneuver in certain board sports, such as skateboarding, in which all of the board except one end is lifted off the ground, especially when the tip of the board is kept from making contact with the ground. noun

Of or pertaining to the hand; performed, made, or used by the hand; employing the hands: as, manual dexterity or skill; manual labor; a manual operation; the manual arts.

Having hands.

In zoology, of or pertaining to the manus or hand: distinguished from pedal: as, manual muscles, those which lie wholly in the hand.

A small book, such as may be carried in the hand or conveniently handled; especially, a book of convenient size containing the elements of a science, a collection of rules, or the like, designed for use as a text-book or as a reference-book: as, a manual of laws.—2. Specifically, an office-book of the medieval Catholic Church in England, containing the form to be observed by priests in the administration of the sacraments of communion (out of mass), baptism, penance, marriage, and extreme unction, and in churchings, burials, etc. noun

In music: In a musical instrument, a key or lever for the hands or fingers; a digital. See key, 4 , and keyboard. noun

In organs, a keyboard for the hands: opposed to pedal: as, an organ with two manuals. Abbreviated M. noun

A fire-engine worked by hand, as distinguished from the more modern steam fire-engine. See fire-engine. noun

A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church. noun

A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys. noun

A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon noun

A handbook.

A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine or product.

A drill in the use of weapons, etc.

An old office-book like the modern Roman Catholic ritual.

A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.

A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.

(by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.

A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal force.

Manual measurement of the blood pressure, done with a manual sphygmomanometer.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Manual

The word "manual" in example sentences

OKWU: Blix and members of the Security Council very concerned about providing what they call a manual for weapons of mass destruction. ❋ Unknown (2002)

This is what we call a manual simulation, where we use a raw probability to calculate the outcome, and for all but the simplest problems, isn't very sophisticated. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The quintessential sport quad, the TRX450R, from Honda is available in manual (R) and electric start (ER) versions. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It's interesting that the AG's office isn't claiming that the manual is confidential or privileged, but is claiming that it's protected by copyright and can't be disseminated without payment of money. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The Palm manual is available in. pdf format, and for Documents to Go there is only wretched Help. ❋ Jean (2009)

If the review merely assumes that everything in the field manual is Geneva-compliant, it may end up reaffirming a codification of torture. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I can see why the captain manual advises against trivial conversation or gossiping about neighbors. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Trip computer in manual test car showed 29.2 mpg (3.42 gallons per 100 miles) in rambunctious driving on two-lane rural roads. ❋ Unknown (2010)

A six-speed manual is standard, with an automatic optional. ❋ Unknown (2010)

This stick, packed in with your manual, is all you need to reinstall your system now. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Stuff that comes with an instruction manual is the best. ❋ Unknown (2009)

You have it exactly right when you write, “If the review merely assumes that everything in the field manual is Geneva-compliant, it may end up reaffirming a codification of torture.” ❋ Unknown (2009)

You could use the lessons — I thought, but really there is nothing to say to that person, not without a phonetic manual from the Real Academia in Madrid. ❋ Unknown (2010)

If a manual is too dry people fall asleep, no one likes it, and that can even cause humans to dismiss a new methodology or have proper buy-in to see that it works. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Simply following the service intervals in the owner's manual is a good start. ❋ Jonathan Welsh (2010)

Six-speed manual is standard; six-speed automatic is optional. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In the meantime the TSA screening manual is on line and nobody ges supoeaned. ❋ Unknown (2009)

His new training manual is like a college course in how to do customer service at HomeAway. ❋ Teri Evans (2010)

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