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English definition of “manual”

manual

noun [C]     /ˈmænjuəl/
a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something such as a machine : Read through the instruction manual before you start . We provide a training manual for all new staff .
on manual not being operated automatically : The heating system had been left on manual.
→ See also operations manual, service manual
(Definition of manual noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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