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manipulationnoun [C or U]

uk   /məˌnɪp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /məˌnɪp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/
mainly disapproving controlling someone or something to ​your own ​advantage, often ​unfairly or ​dishonestly: They have been ​accused of ​fraud and ​stockmarket manipulations. There's been so much media manipulation of the ​facts that nobody ​knows the ​truth of the ​matter. The country's ​oppositionpartyclaims the ​presidentreturned to ​power through political manipulation.
  • manipulation noun [C or U] (BODY TREATMENT)

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

"manipulation" in American English

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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 ​youradvantage, often without anyone ​knowing it: [U] They have been ​accused of ​illegal manipulation of the ​stockmarket.
  • manipulation noun [C/U] (TOUCH)

an ​act of ​controlling or ​moving something by using the ​hands: [U] Often a ​dislocatedfinger 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   us   /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 ​eliminatefraud and ​market manipulation. Federal ​authorities are ​conducting a widespread ​investigation of the manipulation of ​stockoptiongrants.
[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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