Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “manually”


adverb     /ˈmænjuəli/
using your hands: Few of the machines are operated manually.
not done automatically or using an electronic system: You will have to add the new data to the existing spreadsheet manually.
(Definition of manually adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of manually

Definitions of “manually” in other dictionaries

Translations of “manually”

Word of the Day


a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More