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Meaning of MANIPULATION

Pronunciation:  mun`ipyul'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands
  2. [n]  exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
 

MANIPULATION is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: handling, use
 
 See Also: fielding, influence, touch, touching

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma*nip`u*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. manipulation.]
1. The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being
   manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the
   hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or
   art.

         Manipulation is to the chemist like the external
         senses to the mind. --Whewell.

2. The use of the hands in mesmeric operations.

3. Artful management; as, the manipulation of political
   bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes
   of deception or fraud.

 
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