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English definition of “handling”

handling

noun [U]     /ˈhændlɪŋ/
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the act or cost of moving , storing , or packaging goods : The company is able sell its wares for 30% less by cutting out the layers of middlemen who each tack on a charge for handling. U.S. industry contends that segregating biotech from conventional varieties of crops would raise handling costs .
the process of dealing with a situation , especially a difficult situation : the handling of sth His handling of economic policy has been especially bad . careful / skillful handling
the act of moving , storing , or organizing information : The inspector general's report focuses on the FBI's handling of information . → See also cargo-handling, manual handling, materials handling, shipping and handling
(Definition of handling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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