What does manipulation mean?

Definitions for manipulation
məˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃənma·nip·u·la·tion

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

Wiktionary

  1. manipulation(Noun)

    The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.

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

    Etymology: From manipule (from manipulus) + -ation.

  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.

    Etymology: From manipule (from manipulus) + -ation.

  3. manipulation(Noun)

    The devious management of some situation, especially for one's own advantage.

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

    Etymology: From manipule (from manipulus) + -ation.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. manipulation.]

  2. Manipulation(noun)

    the use of the hands in mesmeric operations

    Etymology: [Cf. F. manipulation.]

  3. Manipulation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. manipulation.]

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  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

Examples of manipulation in a Sentence

  1. Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix:

    Our results not only show that we are able to artificially manipulate memory, but also that this manipulation is correlated with long-lasting changes in the brain, basic findings like this one will potentially help to understand and treat many psychiatric conditions that share aberrant memory processing.

  2. Gerald Keusch:

    No matter the origin, evolution in nature and spillover to humans, accidental release from a lab, or deliberate release or genetic manipulation of a pathogen in the lab the way you develop countermeasures is the same, since one can never say 100% for anything, I think we always need to be aware of all possibilities in order to contravene. But the response to develop what is needed to respond, control and eliminate the outbreak remains the same.

  3. Anoek Steketee:

    It shows people how to resist manipulation by charismatic leaders, how to prevent outbursts of group violence and how to deal with trauma.

  4. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

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

  5. The Twitter CEO:

    Despite the success we are seeing with our use of algorithms to combat abuse, manipulation, and bad faith actors, we recognize that even a model created without deliberate bias may nevertheless result in biased outcomes, bias can happen inadvertently due to many factors, such as the quality of the data used to train our models. In addition to ensuring that we are not deliberately biasing the algorithms, it is our responsibility to understand, measure, and reduce these accidental biases. This is an extremely complex challenge in our industry, and algorithmic fairness and fair machine learning are active and substantial research topics in the machine learning community.

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