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English adjective: manual

1. manual of or relating to the hands

SamplesManual dexterity.

2. manual requiring human effort

SamplesA manual transmission.

Similarhand-operated, non-automatic


3. manual doing or requiring physical work

SamplesManual labor.
Manual laborer.



English noun: manual

1. manual (communication) a small handbook

Broader (hypernym)enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum

Narrower (hyponym)book of instructions, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, grimoire, instruction manual, instructions, operating instructions, reference manual, sex manual

2. manual (act) (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

Synonymsmanual of arms

Broader (hypernym)drill, exercise, practice, practice session, recitation

Part holonymorder arms

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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