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English definition of “manual”

manual

adjective     /ˈmæn.ju.əl/
B2 done with the hands: the manual sorting of letters She tried to cure the pain in my knee by putting manual pressure on the joint.The hand describes a machine that is operated with the hands rather than by electricity or a motor: He still works on an old manual typewriter.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores B2 involving physical work rather than mental work: unskilled manual labour 750 manual workers will lose their jobs as a result of company cutbacks. Computer-controlled robots are taking over manual jobs in many industries.Employment status and types of work
(Definition of manual adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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