manipulation

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

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmən.ɪpˌjʊu.leɪ.ʃʌn/

Noun[change]

Singular
manipulation

Plural
manipulations

  1. (uncountable) Manipulation is the act of controlling someone or something, usually through pressure or in dishonest ways.
    The political manipulation of statistics to confuse people is common.
    In data manipulation on a parallel computer all bits of a word are processed at the same time.
    All too often, guilt is also a form of manipulation - a way of hurting or punishing others.
  2. (uncountable) Manipulation is the act of using your hands skillfully to move, play or operate something.
    He tried to remove the piece by gentle manipulation from the outside.

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