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/
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧al, man‧ual
  • Homophone: Manuel (Anglicized pronunciation)
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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. (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.

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manual m or f (plural manuais, comparable)

  1. manual

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]

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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