Definition of 'manual'
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Example sentences containing 'manual'
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This meant that manual work was not getting the respect it deserved. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Should he learn in an automatic or a manual car? Times, Sunday Times (2016)This car has a manual gearbox. The Sun (2016)The other argument is that it's cheaper to hire manual cars abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead they left the country and volunteered to do hard manual labour in an orphanage in Cambodia for a month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They stick it all together without contributing anything of their own except manual dexterity. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)We also have a training manual with an accompanying tape. Christianity Today (2000)The sort of player who tears up the coaching manual? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It means knowledge workers rather than manual workers. MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)They had the energy to do manual work. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)We know this because the instruction manuals are still inside. Bad Food Britain (2006)Tough manual labour has been replaced by office work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To make the best use of this book you should think of it as a training manual. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Now you could form a coaching manual around the way he plays. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And here a car with a manual gearbox is just annoying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hardly any country is today so far behind in industrial methods as not to time systematically the operations of manual workers. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Both players need extreme manual dexterity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Gear changes are slick whether you get the five or six-speed manuals or the automatic. The Sun (2008)It also alters the aircraft's centre of gravity, making it harder to fly when in manual mode rather than autopilot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Synonyms of 'manual'
hand-operated, hand, non-automatic
Trends of 'manual'
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Translations for 'manual'
British English: manual /ˈmænjʊəl/ NOUN
A manual is a book which tells you how to do something or how a piece of machinery works.
...the instruction manual.
- American English: manual
- Arabic: دَلِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: manual
- Chinese: 手册
- Croatian: priručnik
- Czech: příručka
- Danish: manual
- Dutch: handleiding
- European Spanish: manual
- Finnish: käyttöohje
- French: manuel
- German: Handbuch
- Greek: εγχειρίδιο
- Italian: manuale
- Japanese: マニュアル
- Korean: 안내서
- Norwegian: håndbok
- Polish: instrukcja obsługi
- European Portuguese: manual
- Romanian: manual
- Russian: руководство
- Spanish: manual
- Swedish: manual
- Thai: หนังสือคู่มือ
- Turkish: kullanım kılavuzu
- Ukrainian: посібник
- Vietnamese: sách hướng dẫn
British English: manual ADJECTIVE
Manual work is work in which you use your hands or your physical strength rather than your mind.
...skilled manual workers.
Definition of manual from the Collins English Dictionary
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