manipulative

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

manipulative (comparative more manipulative, superlative most manipulative)

  1. Using manipulation purposefully.
    • 2012 January 1, Robert M. Pringle, “How to Be Manipulative”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 31: 
      As in much of biology, the most satisfying truths in ecology derive from manipulative experimentation. Tinker with nature and quantify how it responds.
  2. Tending to manipulate others.
  3. (pejorative) Reaching one's goals at the expense of other people by using them.

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Noun[edit]

manipulative (plural manipulatives)

Wikipedia

  1. A manipulable object designed to demonstrate a mathematical concept.

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

manipulative

  1. inflected form of manipulativ