1 exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous" [syn: use]
2 the action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands [syn: handling]
- The practice of manipulating or the state of
- The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.
- The skillful
use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
- After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.
- The devious management of some situation, especially for
one’s own advantage.
- He found that the new manager was known for his Macchiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.
practice of manipulating
- Dutch: manipulatie, gebruik
skillful use of the hands
- Dutch: manipulatie
- Dutch: manipulatie, misbruik
In general, manipulation is a human activity dealing with physical states of objects, or mental states of persons. The goal of manipulation is either not clear, or incomprehensible or morally/legally unacceptable.
In particular, the word manipulation can refer to:
manipulation in Czech: Manipulace (rozcestník)
manipulation in French: Manipulation
manipulation in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Manipulation (disambiguation)
manipulation in Polish: Manipulacja
manipulation in Portuguese: Manipulação
manipulation in Russian: Манипуляция
manipulation in Finnish: Manipulointi
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