What does Manipulation mean?

Definitions for Manipulationməˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Manipulation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. manipulation, use(noun)

    exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

    "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"

  2. handling, manipulation(noun)

    the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means


  1. manipulation(Noun)

    The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.

    The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.

  2. manipulation(Noun)

    The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.

    After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.

  3. manipulation(Noun)

    The devious management of some situation, especially for oneu2019s own advantage.

    He found that the new manager was known for his Macchiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.

  4. manipulation(Noun)

    The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain a positive outcome.

    The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation.

  5. Origin: From manipule (from manipulus) + -ation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manipulation(noun)

    the act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art

  2. Manipulation(noun)

    the use of the hands in mesmeric operations

  3. Manipulation(noun)

    artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. manipulation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manipulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manipulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thai Industries ' Pichai:

    Stock manipulation will undermine growth.

  2. Pat Tiberi:

    I think there's bipartisan concern about currency manipulation.

  3. Fred Bergsten:

    Currency manipulation is the number one protectionist issue of the 21st century.

  4. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    I expect Volkswagen to fully disclose the procedures that led to the manipulation.

  5. James Cox:

    Prosecutions of market manipulation by the government are as scarce as hen's teeth.

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