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English noun: handling

1. handling (act) manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something

Broader (hypernym)manual labor, manual labour

Narrower (hyponym)loading, materials handling, unloading

2. handling (act) the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

Narrower (hyponym)fielding

3. handling (act) the management of someone or something

SamplesThe handling of prisoners.
The treatment of water sewage.
The right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system.


Broader (hypernym)direction, management

Narrower (hyponym)bioremediation, dealing

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