manual

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈman.j(ʊ)əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmænjə(wə)l/
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧al
  • Homophone: Manuel (Anglicized pronunciaion)
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Old French manuel, from Late Latin manuāle ‎(handbook, manual).

Noun[edit]

manual ‎(plural manuals)

  1. A handbook.
  2. A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.
  3. (music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.
  4. A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.
  5. (by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.
  6. A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal force.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Anglo-Norman manuel, Old French manual, from Latin manuālis, from manus ‎(hand).

Adjective[edit]

manual ‎(not comparable)

  1. Performed with the hands (of an activity).
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      She gave a wild manual brush to her locks.
  2. Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).
  3. (technology) Performed by a human rather than a computer.
    The student manually corrected several errors missed by the spell checker.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin manuālis.

Adjective[edit]

manual m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural manuals)

  1. manual

Noun[edit]

manual m ‎(plural manuals)

  1. manual

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manual c (singular definite manualen, plural indefinite manualer)

  1. manual, a booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin manualis, or English manual ‎(handbook)

Noun[edit]

manual m ‎(definite singular manualen, indefinite plural manualer, definite plural manualene)

  1. a manual (handbook)
  2. (music) manual (organ keyboard)
  3. (weightlifting, fitness) a dumbbell

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin manualis, or English manual ‎(handbook)

Noun[edit]

manual m ‎(definite singular manualen, indefinite plural manualar, definite plural manualane)

  1. a manual (handbook)
  2. (music) manual (organ keyboard)
  3. (weightlifting, fitness) a dumbbell

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin manuālis.

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manual m, f ‎(plural manuais, comparable)

  1. manual

Noun[edit]

manual m (plural manuais)

  1. manual

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French manuel, Latin manualis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

manual

  1. manual

Noun[edit]

manual n ‎(plural manuale)

  1. handbook

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin manuālis.

Noun[edit]

manual m ‎(plural manuales)

  1. manual

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manual c

  1. a manual, a handbook
  2. (music) a manual, a keyboard

Declension[edit]

Inflection of manual 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative manual manualen manualer manualerna
Genitive manuals manualens manualers manualernas

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