Definitions for Manualˈmæn yu əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
man•u•alˈmæn yu əl(adj.)
operated by hand rather than mechanically or automatically:
a manual gearshift.
involving or requiring human effort; physical:
of or pertaining to the hands.
(n.)a book easily held in the hand, esp. one giving information or instructions.
a typewriter whose keys and carriage are powered solely by the typist's hands.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Computers
the prescribed drill in handling a rifle:
military manual of arms.
a musical keyboard, esp. one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of manual:
1400–50; (< MF) < L manuālis that can be held in the hand, der. of manus hand
a small handbook
manual of arms, manual(adj)
(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
of or relating to the hands
requiring human effort
"a manual transmission"
doing or requiring physical work
"manual labor"; "manual laborer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
manual(noun)ˈmæn yu əl
a book with instructions on how to use sth
the car manual
manual(adjective)ˈmæn yu əl
done with the hands
manualˈmæn yu əl
done by a person or people, not automatically using a machine
a manual count of the votes; install the software manually
: a rare spelling variant of Manuel, sometimes considered erratic.
Origin: From manuel, manuel, from manualis, from manus.
of or pertaining to the hand; done or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual
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
a keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys
a prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece (cannon, mortar, etc.)
A manual is a musical keyboard designed to be played with the hands, on an instrument such as a pipe organ, harpsichord, clavichord, electronic organ, or synthesizer. The term "manual" is used with regard to any hand keyboard on these instruments to distinguish it from the pedalboard, which is a keyboard that the organist plays with his or her feet. It is proper to use "manual" rather than "keyboard," then, when referring to the hand keyboards on any instrument that has a pedalboard.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4118
Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Nouns Frequency: #2333
Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Adjectives Frequency: #884
Translations for Manual
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the hand or hands
- كُتَيِّب، مُرْشِدArabic
- manualPortuguese (BR)
- manuel; hånd-Danish
- χειρωνακτικός, που γίνεται με το χέριGreek
- हाथ काHindi
- dengan tanganIndonesian
- hand-, handa-Icelandic
- rankų, fizinisLithuanian
- roku-; fizisksLatvian
- dengan tanganMalay
- manuell, hånd-Norwegian
- manualny, fizycznyPolish
- ،وابسته به دست دستیPersian
- manuell, med händerna, hand-Swedish
- elle ilgiliTurkish
- 手工的Chinese (Trad.)
- ручний; фізичнийUkrainian
- thủ côngVietnamese
- 手工的Chinese (Simp.)
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