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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
(Definition of handling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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