manual ( manuals plural )
1 adj Manual work is work in which you use your hands or your physical strength rather than your mind.
usu ADJ n
(=blue-collar) (Antonym: clerical)
...skilled manual workers..., They have no reservations about taking factory or manual jobs.
2 adj Manual is used to talk about movements which are made by someone's hands.
FORMAL ADJ n
...toys designed to help develop manual dexterity.
3 adj Manual means operated by hand, rather than by electricity or a motor.
There is a manual pump to get rid of the water.
manually adv ADV with v
The device is manually operated, using a simple handle.
4 n-count A manual is a book which tells you how to do something or how a piece of machinery works.
...the instruction manual.
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