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English definition of “manual”

manual

adjective
 
 
/ˈmænjuəl/
done or operated with the hands, and not using electricity, an electronic system, etc.: The printer has a single-sheet manual feed in front.manual process/system The computerized system that we introduced to replace our old manual system has brought significant advantages.
HR, WORKPLACE relating to physical work rather than mental work: manual job/labour/work, etc. He had no qualifications and ended up doing various types of manual work. It is men who have been hardest hit by the loss of permanent skilled and semi-skilled manual jobs. The largely female workforce continues, in the main, to be treated as part-time, unskilled manual labour.
(Definition of manual adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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