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manipulation

noun [C/U] (INFLUENCE)   /məˌnɪp·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
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.
(Definition of manipulation noun (INFLUENCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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