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a. Of or relating to the hands: manual skill.
b. Done by, used by, or operated with the hands.
c. Employing human rather than mechanical energy: manual labor.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a small reference book.
1. A small reference book, especially one giving instructions.
2. Music A keyboard, as of an organ or harpsichord, played with the hands.
3. A machine operated by hand.
a. A manual transmission.
b. A vehicle having a manual transmission.
5. Prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon, especially a rifle: the manual of arms.
6. 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.

[Middle English, from Old French manuel, from Latin manuālis, from manus, hand; see manus.]

man′u·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.manually - by handmanually - by hand; "this car shifts manually"
manueltmed håndkraft
handvirkt, í höndunum


[ˈmænjʊəlɪ] ADVmanualmente, a mano


[ˈmænjuəli] adv [operate] → manuellementmanual worker ntravailleur m manuel


advvon Hand, manuell; manually operatedhandbetrieben; manually controlledhandgesteuert


[ˈmænjʊəlɪ] advmanualmente


(ˈmӕnjuəl) adjective
1. of the hand or hands. manual skills/labour.
2. working with the hands. a manual worker.
3. worked or operated by the hand. a car with a manual gearbox.
1. a handbook eg of technical information about a machine etc. an instruction manual.
2. a keyboard of an organ etc.
ˈmanually adverb
by hand. You have to operate this sewing-machine manually – it is not electric.
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Our books are manually the work of printers and papermakers; you may cut an author's hand off and he is as good an author as before.
The Model K10AS manually operated saw features a 10- in.
Notes can be entered manually, copied from another source or added through the virtual piano, MIDI keyboard or synthesizer.
Since we have to manually extract the aft cap, there's the additional worry about unburnt propellant and gasses causing flashback in the turret.
zip' file and when manually executed the virus may display a fake error message.
Sorting--the e-mails are pre-sorted by bunk/cabin or camper name (or both), so you don't have to do it manually (e.
After that time, it's difficult for the carrier to manually piece together the evidence linking the claimant and the attorney.
Manually controlling documents is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult.
The Portege M200/205 Series is built on the success of Toshiba's Portege 3500 offering advanced wireless connectivity with Intel Centrino mobile technology and a dual axis accelerometer which allows users to manually tilt the notebook up or down, for scroll type functionality.
With our edgers now, the boards now are being flipped manually, they are being optimized manually and being fed into the machine manually," says Melancon.
In the test model devised for the project, AutoRecords' results would be compared with the records that participants manually filed throughout the entire test period.

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