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Definition of "handling" - British English Dictionary

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handlingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.lɪŋ/

handling noun [U] (DEALING WITH)

the way that someone ​deals with a ​situation or ​person: President Kennedy made his ​reputation with his handling of the Cuban ​missilecrisis.

handling noun [U] (OPERATING)

how ​easy a ​vehicle is to ​control: Power ​steering can ​dramaticallyimprove a car's handling.
(Definition of handling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "handling" - Business English Dictionary

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handlingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhændlɪŋ/
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the ​act or ​cost of ​moving, ​storing, or packaginggoods: The ​company is able ​sell its ​wares for 30% less by ​cutting out the ​layers of ​middlemen who each tack on a ​charge for handling. U.S. ​industry contends that segregating ​biotech from ​conventionalvarieties of ​crops would ​raise handling ​costs.
the ​process of ​dealing with a ​situation, especially a difficult ​situation: the handling of sth His handling of ​economicpolicy has been especially ​bad. careful/skillful handling
the ​act of ​moving, ​storing, or ​organizinginformation: The ​inspector general's ​reportfocuses on the FBI's handling of ​information.
(Definition of handling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handling”
in Chinese (Simplified) 处理, 处理(方式),应对(方式)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處理, 處理(方式),應對(方式)…
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