manual

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Manual is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
manual

Comparative
more manual

Superlative
most manual

  1. If something is manual, it is done with the hands or through physical work.
    Unskilled manual workers are the most likely to lose their job when the economy changes.
    One quarter of the accidents at work arise from manual lifting, handling and carrying.
  2. Manual dexterity, detergents, etc. are for or related to hands.
    Video games increase your manual dexterity and hand to eye co-ordination.

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Noun[change]

Singular
manual

Plural
manuals

  1. (countable) A manual is a book of instructions.
    I need to fix this machine, but I can't find the manual.