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manipulation

noun
 
 
/məˌnɪpjəˈleɪʃən/
[C or U] the control of someone or something in order to get an advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly: He believed that regulators should try to eliminate fraud and market manipulation. Federal authorities are conducting a widespread investigation of the manipulation of stock option grants.
[U] using something, often with a lot of skill: the manipulation of complex machinery
[U] IT the process of changing, moving, etc. information on a computer: data manipulation
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