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manipulation

noun [C/U]  us   /məˌnɪp·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/

manipulation noun [C/U] (INFLUENCE)

the action of influencing or controlling someone or something to your advantage, often without anyone knowing it: [U] They have been accused of illegal manipulation of the stock market.

manipulation noun [C/U] (TOUCH)

an act of controlling or moving something by using the hands: [U] Often a dislocated finger can be fixed by manipulation.
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