AskDefine | Define manual

Dictionary Definition

manual adj
1 of or relating to the hands; "manual dexterity"
2 requiring human effort; "a manual transmission" [ant: automatic]
3 doing or requiring physical work; "manual labor"; "manual laborer" [syn: manual(a)]


1 a small handbook
2 (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle [syn: manual of arms]

User Contributed Dictionary

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  • GenAm /ˈmænjuəl/, /"m

Extensive Definition

Manual may mean:
manual in Czech: Manuál
manual in German: Manual
manual in Norwegian: Manual

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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