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manual

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmæn·ju·əl/

manual adjective [not gradable] (DONE BY HAND)

done or operated with the hands: The mail can be sorted faster by machine then by manual sorting. He has callouses on his hands from years of manual labor. If a machine is manual, it does not use electricity to operate: We all used manual typewriters in those days.
manually
adverb  us   /ˈmæn·ju·ə·li/
a manually operated pump

manual

noun [C]  us   /ˈmæn·ju·əl/

manual noun [C] (BOOK)

a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something: Get the computer manufacturer’s operating manual.
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