See also: Manual and manuál

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈman.j(ʊ)əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmænjə(wə)l/
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧al, man‧ual
  • Homophone: Manuel (Anglicized pronunciation)
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English manuel, from Old French manuel, from Late Latin manuāle (handbook, manual).

NounEdit

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 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

manual (masculine and feminine plural manuals)

  1. manual

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NounEdit

manual m (plural manuals)

  1. manual

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

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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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. (colloquial) manual, handbook.

AdjectiveEdit

manual

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manualis, or English manual (handbook)

NounEdit

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 NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manualis, or English manual (handbook)

NounEdit

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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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

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manual m or f (plural manuais, comparable)

  1. manual

NounEdit

manual m (plural manuais)

  1. manual

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

manual n (plural manuale)

  1. handbook

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin manuālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈnwal/, [maˈnwal]

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

manual m (plural manuales)

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

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SwedishEdit

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manual c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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