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manual

adjective uk   /ˈmæn.ju.əl/ us  
B2 done with the hands: the manual sorting of letters She tried to cure the pain in my knee by putting manual pressure on the joint.The hand describes a machine that is operated with the hands rather than by electricity or a motor: He still works on an old manual typewriter.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores B2 involving physical work rather than mental work: unskilled manual labour 750 manual workers will lose their jobs as a result of company cutbacks. Computer-controlled robots are taking over manual jobs in many industries.Employment status and types of work

manual

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæn.ju.əl/ us  
B2 a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something, such as a machine: a DIY manual The computer comes with a 600-page instruction manual.Reference books
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