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"manipulation" in British English

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manipulationnoun [C or U]

uk   /məˌnɪp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us   /məˌnɪp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/
  • manipulation noun [C or U] (BODY TREATMENT)

treatment of a part of the body using the hands: Osteopathy involves massage and manipulation of the bones and joints.
(Definition of manipulation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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manipulationnoun [C/U]

us   /məˌnɪp·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
  • manipulation noun [C/U] (INFLUENCE)

the action of influencing or controlling someone or something to your advantage, often without anyone knowing it: [U] They have been accused of illegal manipulation of the stock market.
  • manipulation noun [C/U] (TOUCH)

an act of controlling or moving something by using the hands: [U] Often a dislocated finger can be fixed by manipulation.
(Definition of manipulation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manipulation" in Business English

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manipulationnoun

uk   /məˌnɪpjəˈleɪʃən/ us  
[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
(Definition of manipulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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