manual


manual
I. manual man‧u‧al 1 [ˈmænjuəl] adjective
1. using your hands and your physical strength or abilities, rather than your mind:

• He did all kinds of manual work.

• A shortage of manual labor (= people who do manual work ) is keeping wages and inflation high.

• a low-paid manual worker

2. operated or done by hand or without the help of power in the form of electricity etc:

• The new system will automate many manual tasks.

• a manual typewriter

  [m0] II. manual manual 2 noun [countable]
a book giving instructions on how to operate a machine, piece of equipment etc:

• Consult the manufacturer's instruction manual.

• a two-inch-thick training manual

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manual UK US /ˈmænjuəl/ adjective
done or operated with the hands, and not using electricity, an electronic system, etc.: »

The printer has a single-sheet manual feed in front.

manual process/system »

The computerized system that we introduced to replace our old manual system has brought significant advantages.

HR, WORKPLACE relating to physical work rather than mental work: manual job/labour/work, etc. »

He had no qualifications and ended up doing various types of manual work.

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It is men who have been hardest hit by the loss of permanent skilled and semi-skilled manual jobs.

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The largely female workforce continues, in the main, to be treated as part-time, unskilled manual labour.

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manual UK US /ˈmænjuəl/ noun [C]
a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something such as a machine: »

Read through the instruction manual before you start.

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We provide a training manual for all new staff.

on manual — Cf. on manual
See also OPERATIONS MANUAL(Cf. ↑operations manual), SERVICE MANUAL(Cf. ↑service manual)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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