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manipulation

noun [C or U] uk   /məˌnɪp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  

manipulation noun [C or U] (INFLUENCE)

mainly disapproving controlling someone or something to your own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly: They have been accused of fraud and stock market manipulations. There's been so much media manipulation of the facts that nobody knows the truth of the matter. The country's opposition party claims the president returned to power through political manipulation.

manipulation noun [C or U] (BODY TREATMENT)

treatment of a part of the body using the hands: Osteopathy involves massage and manipulation of the bones and joints.
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