manual

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj manual requiring human effort "a manual transmission"
    • adj manual doing or requiring physical work "manual labor","manual laborer"
    • adj manual of or relating to the hands "manual dexterity"
    • n manual (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
    • n manual a small handbook
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war
    • Manual (Mus) A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys.
    • Manual (Mil) A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece (cannon, mortar, etc.).
    • Manual A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church. "This manual of laws, styled the Confessor's Laws."
    • Manual Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical. "Manual and ocular examination."
    • Manual Of or pertaining to the hand.
    • Manual Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with mental effort; as, manual labor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.
    • manual Of or pertaining to the hand; performed, made, or used by the hand; employing the hands: as, manual dexterity or skill; manual labor; a manual operation; the manual arts.
    • manual Having hands.
    • manual In zoology, of or pertaining to the manus or hand: distinguished from pedal: as, manual muscles, those which lie wholly in the hand.
    • n manual A small book, such as may be carried in the hand or conveniently handled; especially, a book of convenient size containing the elements of a science, a collection of rules, or the like, designed for use as a text-book or as a reference-book: as, a manual of laws.—2. Specifically, an office-book of the medieval Catholic Church in England, containing the form to be observed by priests in the administration of the sacraments of communion (out of mass), baptism, penance, marriage, and extreme unction, and in churchings, burials, etc. It corresponds to the Roman Catholic office-book called the ritual. The name manual (ML. manuale) was sometimes used in France also.
    • n manual In music: In a musical instrument, a key or lever for the hands or fingers; a digital. See key, 4 , and keyboard.
    • n manual In organs, a keyboard for the hands: opposed to pedal: as, an organ with two manuals. Abbreviated M.
    • n manual A fire-engine worked by hand, as distinguished from the more modern steam fire-engine. See fire-engine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had no choice but to fix a computer glitch manually. The source of the problem? A moth. Hence the term "computer bug."
    • adj Manual man′ū-al pertaining to the hand: done, made, or used by the hand
    • n Manual drill in the use of weapons, &c.: a handbook: a handy compendium of a large subject or treatise: the key-board of an organ, &c.: an old office-book like the modern R.C. ritual
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Quotations

  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]”
  • Sheila M. Eby
    Sheila M. Eby
    “A computer won't clean up the errors in your manual of procedures.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster%20Fuller
    “The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite%20Duras
    “I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.”
  • W.P. Kinsella
    W.P. Kinsella
    “Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”
  • George Orwell
    George%20Orwell
    “Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus, hand; prob. akin to AS. mund, hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. münd,el a ward, vormund, guardian, Icel. mund, hand. Cf. Emancipate Legerdemain Maintain Manage Manner Manure Mound a hill

Usage

In literature:

He felt that manual labour was almost below his dignity now.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Creeds are convenient and effective manuals.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Manual and Industrial Training.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
The labour is almost entirely manual, and men, women, and children all take part in the work.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
I made the round of all the factories seeking manual labor.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
His manual is a valuable collection of whatever a new comer into this country should know.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The Sense Switches are present for manual intervention.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
Again, gardening and manual work are a great pleasure to our children.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
A practical manual for all those who want to make their own rod and fittings.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
Skill in female manual labor also increases the price.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
By ALFRED WAITES, author of Historical Student's Manual.
"Bridge Disasters in America" by George L. Vose
Paley, F. A. Manual of Gothic Architecture.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
Hence the joints of an industrious mechanic or farmer are larger than those of an individual who has not pursued manual vocations.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
So it has followed inevitably that the manual work of the world is done largely by Musculars.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
A MANUAL FOR THE SICK, containing the Offices for the Visitation and Communion of the Sick, with Notes from BP.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
Habitations are separated from places of work and are freed from the disagreeable features of industrial and other manual work.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Without manual labor there can be no wealth at all.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
Manuals for the study of the sources: Ph.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
A person asleep cannot retain manual possession or control of anything.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Here she will give just about half her time to manual work such as machine- and hand-sewing.
"The Women of Tomorrow" by William Hard
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In poetry:

The manual touch when guided by
The magic power of sympathy
That animates the soul,
May lead to fields of cultured art
And cast an influence on the heart
May through all ages roll.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite
Let antient legends, of romantic Greece,
Applaud the union of the golden fleece:
In later days, let popish records boast,
Great Godfry's band, and the Teutonic host.
More worthy leagues mechanic patriots frame,
For manual arts deserve a nobler name.
"Verses I" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

More than 100 Frozen Treats for Every Day of the Year by Hannah Kaminsky (Skyhorse, $17.95) Think of this new cookbook as a survivor's manual when Arizona temperatures climb above the century mark.
The Dart Aero gets 28 miles per gallon in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined with a six-speed manual transmission.
While practicing manual docking procedures, astronauts on the Russian Space Station Mir lost control of a Progress resupply ship early Wednesday.
Most owner's manuals list the lengths that'll fit, but here's how to be sure: On the side of your nailer 's magazine is a series of flutes that correspond to the different brad lengths it accepts.
NAR 's Member Policy Manuals Are Going Green.
In an effort to "go green," NAR 's Member Policy Department will no longer mail policy manuals each January to local and state associations and to regional MLSs.
Susan Reiser introduces MechoShade Systems' Cradle-to-Cradle-certified solar shading and their innovative technologies for manual and automated shade controls.
All we know about the car is that it had a manual transmission.
The Shady World of Online Manuals.
The Shady World of Repair Manuals: Copyrighting for Planned Obsolescence .
Cover art for the manual.
Davis has written a must-have manual for anyone involved in use of force investigations.
2002 Chevy Corvette Service Manual Shot.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a special open door forum on the manual medical review of therapy claims September 5, 2 pm-3:30 pm, ET.
Go inside the creative mind and see the manual deconstruction that spearheads his design process.
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In science:

Evertt, A Practical Manual of Monte Carlo Method for Random Walk Problems, Pergamon, New York (1959); J.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The mass and the total decay width of the Higgs boson can be manually controlled.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Refer to the PAW manual for the usage of Ntuple and PAW.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
The giving references to manuals. P () (in the sense of the identification of any u ⊆  with its characterictic function). 1 The ultrafilter For any set u, u denotes the set of all maps f : u →  .
A definable nonstandard model of the reals
We also dealt manually with Saturn due to its large extend in the affected HCONs.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Manual correction of the source properties was required in some special cases: (1) There were 11 close doubles (i.e., sources with overlapping PSFs) and one close triple.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
The properties of these sources ha ve been adjusted manually and are flagged in column 39 of Table 2 (see below).
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
For further explanation of many of these notes, see the above text in this section on manual correction of the WAVD ETEC T results.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Further manual processing would then be required to obtain images of scientific quality. A significant challenge in developing the ATOA and the prototype pipeline were integrating pre-existing software with modern software tools.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
When Dm ≥ 4, except when Lmz is bi-quadratic for Dm = 4, there is no choice but to manually isolate the correct solution among the numerically computed Dm roots of the polynomial L( mzm, z ) at each z = z0 .
The polynomial method for random matrices
The manual construction of co-inductive proofs is difficult.
CoInduction in Coq
One can calculate the lower moments manually, e. g., using recurrence relations, matrix algebra, etc., but it is tedious (even for 3 ≤ n ≤ 6).
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator
One can calculate the lower moments manually, e. g., using recurrence relations, matrix algebra, etc., but it is tedious (even for 3 ≤ nj ≤ 6).
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator
One can calculate the lower moments manually, e. g., using recurrence relations, matrix algebra, etc., but it is tedious (even for 3 ≤ n ≤ 6).
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator in one spatial dimension
In all cases, we manually uplifted the potential to have zero cosmological constant at the minimum.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
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