manipulator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manipulator a person who handles things manually
    • n manipulator an agent that operates some apparatus or machine "the operator of the switchboard"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manipulator One who manipulates, sometimes in an underhanded or fraudulent manner; as, a stock market manipulator .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manipulator One who manipulates, in any sense of that word.
    • n manipulator An exercising-machine, or a device for rubbing the body.
    • n manipulator In photography, a tool for holding a glass plate during preparation or development.
    • n manipulator In telegraphy, the transmitter of a dialtelegraph.
    • n manipulator A machine for handling hot blooms and billets in iron- and steel-manufacturing. A series of parallel rollers of equal diameter, all geared together and turning one way, carry the blooms or billets along in the desired direction, while a series of crescent-shaped arms working between the rollers turn over the blooms or billets as required, without interfering with their transmission. Sci. Amer., N. S., LIX. 166.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manipulator one who manipulates or works with the hand
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Quotations

  • Leo Buscaglia
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    “We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
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    “We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.”
  • H. Stanley Judd
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    “You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.”
  • William A. Ward
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    “Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
  • Erich Fromm
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    “We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.”
  • Henry Ford
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    “Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. manipulāre, -ātum. See Maniple.

Usage

In literature:

Foodstuffs reached unheard-of prices, which, under the manipulations of unscrupulous dealers, continued to climb.
"To Him That Hath" by Ralph Connor
She had delicate hands and beautiful arms which showed themselves to advantage as she manipulated the cards.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
Martin Gallagher and Billy Carr were boatmen, and active in party manipulations in the interest of Mr. Broderick in the First Ward.
"The Vigilance Committee of '56" by James O'Meara
And the incomparable dexterity with which he manipulated the cards gave forth the suggestion as to what he could do with them.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Brains are an ideal natural resource: they can be cultivated, directed, controlled, manipulated, regulated.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It is not unlikely that this whole affair was partly managed or manipulated by the girl's father.
"Famous Affinities of History V4" by Lyndon Orr
It is not unlikely that this whole affair was partly managed or manipulated by the girl's father.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
His nails were a sight, but his fingers, I must say, had the delicate shape of a man's accustomed to minute manipulation.
"An African Millionaire" by Grant Allen
Ingenious is the manipulation of the seldom played op.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
He said that he manipulated stocks a little (whatever that is) in connection with his real estate business.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
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In poetry:

There is no great, there is no small;
Fate makes a tapestry of all,
each stitch is needed . . .
The gods be praised! that barman chap
Manipulates his frothing tap -
My plea is heeded.
"Dram-Shop Ditty" by Robert W Service
O fashion-bred damsel, with folly a-flutter,
Until you have learned how to manage a broom,
If never you know how to tidy a room,
Manipulate bread or decide about butter,
The duties of matron how dare you assume,
Or ever be bride to a sensible groom?
"Poor Housekeeping" by Hattie Howard

In news:

This Libor-manipulation story grows crazier with each passing minute.
Prosecutors say Stephanie Hudnall was a manipulative mother who persuaded her daughter to kill him so they could get his Social Security benefits.
Food manipulators trying to deceive voters.
Should US Deem China A Currency Manipulator.
Has the hypomobile manipulable joint lesion been demonstrated to exist.
Manipulation of statistics shows B.C.
Initially, it's enough to get a handle on variables and how they can be manipulated through conditionals and loops.
Say what you will about Bachelor frontrunner Courtney Robertson (she's mean she's manipulative she's shameless.
But when we are in the car together, he uses road rage to manipulate me into agreeing to things I don't want.
Should we be creeped out by Team Obama's ability to manipulate our emotions.
Mitt Romney challenged President Obama's economic policies on China, which he accused of manipulating their currency, the yuan, to keep values low and secure unfair trade advantages.
Romney campaign charges that Obama has failed to get tough on China currency manipulation.
Political polls can be used to manipulate .
When Campaigns Manipulate Social Media.
"We had to manipulate the bid documents".
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In science:

Isotropic Con figuration of the Orthoglide For parallel manipulators, it is more convenient to study the conditioning of the Jacobian matrix that is related to the inverse transformation, J−1 .
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide
The manipulability ellipsoids of the Jacobian matrix of robotic manipulators was de fined two decades ago .
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide
This concept has then been applied as a performance index to parallel manipulators .
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide
Carricato, M., Parenti-Castelli, V., 2002, “Singular ity-free fully isotropic translational parallel manipulators,” The Int. J.
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide
Introduction Quasisymmetric functions have long been used for encoding and manipulating enumerative combinatorial data.
Random walks on quasisymmetric functions
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