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Main Entry: 1man·u·al
Pronunciation: primarystressman-yschwa(-wschwa)l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English manuel "relating to the hands, manual," from early French manuel (same meaning), from Latin manualis (same meaning), from manus "hand" --related to MANAGE, MANEUVER, MANUFACTURE --see Word History at MANEUVER
1 : of, relating to, or involving the hands <manual skill>
2 : worked or operated by hand <a car with a manual transmission>
3 : requiring or using physical skill and energy <manual labor>
- man·u·al·ly /-emacron/ adverb

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