manual

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See also: Manual and manuál

English[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.j(ʊ)əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.jə(.wə)l/
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  • Rhymes: (UK) -ænjəl
  • Homophone: Manuel (Anglicized pronunciation)
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧al, man‧ual

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English manuel, 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 or product.
    The dishwasher isn't working; can you remember where we put the manual?
  3. (military) A drill in the use of weapons, etc.
  4. (Christianity, historical) An old office-book like the modern Roman Catholic ritual.
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  • Japanese: マニュアル (manyuaru)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

manual (comparative more manual, superlative most manual)

  1. (of an activity) Performed with the hands.
  2. (of a machine, device etc.) Operated by means of the hands.
  3. Performed by a human rather than a machine.
    The teacher urged the students to do a manual check, because some errors aren't picked up by the spell checker.
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Noun[edit]

manual (countable and uncountable, plural manuals)

  1. (countable) A device that is operated using the hands, or by a human rather than a machine.
    1. (automotive) A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.
    2. (by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.
      I'm not used to automatics; I've always driven manuals.
    3. (music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.
    4. A manual typewriter (as contrasted with an electronic one).
  2. (countable) A procedure or operation that is done using the hands, or by a human rather than machine.
    1. (medicine, colloquial) Manual measurement of the blood pressure, done with a manual sphygmomanometer.
      do a manual
      give someone a quick manual
    2. A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal force.
    3. A similar maneuver on a skateboard, lifting the front or back wheels while keeping the tail or nose of the board from touching the ground.
      • 2007, Friedrich von Borries, ‎Steffen P. Walz, ‎Matthias Böttger, Space Time Play: Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism (page 124)
        In short tutorials, the player learns the basics of skating: reverts, manuals and the ollie []
  3. (uncountable) Manual control or operation.
    Put the controls to manual.
    Leave the system on manual.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

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manual (masculine and feminine plural manuals)

  1. manual

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Noun[edit]

manual m (plural manuals)

  1. manual

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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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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maˈnu.al]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu‧al

Noun[edit]

manual (first-person possessive manualku, second-person possessive manualmu, third-person possessive manualnya)

  1. (colloquial) manual, handbook.

Adjective[edit]

manual

  1. manual,
    1. performed with the hands.
    2. performed by a human rather than a machine.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ma.nuˈaw/ [ma.nʊˈaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /maˈnwaw/ [maˈnwaʊ̯], /mɐ̃.nuˈaw/ [mɐ̃.nʊˈaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /mɐ̃ˈnwaw/ [mɐ̃ˈnwaʊ̯]

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu‧al

Adjective[edit]

manual m or f (plural manuais)

  1. manual

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Noun[edit]

manual m (plural manuais)

  1. manual

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French manuel, Latin manualis.

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manual m or n (feminine singular manuală, masculine plural manuali, feminine and neuter plural manuale)

  1. manual

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Noun[edit]

manual n (plural manuale)

  1. handbook

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈnwal/ [maˈnwal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nual

Adjective[edit]

manual (plural manuales)

  1. manual (performed by the hands)
  2. manual (operated by the hands)
  3. manual (performed by a human)
    Antonym: automático

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Noun[edit]

manual m (plural manuales)

  1. manual (handbook)
  2. manual (booklet with instructions)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manual c

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

Declension[edit]

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

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