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manual in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmanualman‧u‧al1 /ˈmænjuəl/ ●●○ AWL adjective  1 HBHmanual work involves using your hands or your physical strength rather than your mind syn blue-collarmanual job/labour/worker etc low-paid manual jobs People in manual occupations have a lower life expectancy.2 TDoperated or done by hand or without the help of electricity, computers etc opp automatic a manual typewriter a five-speed manual gearbox It would take too long to do a manual search of all the data.3 relating to how well you use your hands to make or do things No great manual dexterity (=skill in using your hands) is required to perform the technique.manually adverb
Examples from the Corpus
manualThe gastric juice was collected by gentle manual aspiration during 135 minutes.manual skillsUnderwriters previously used a laborious manual system to assess risk, cross-referencing data from maps, spreadsheets and technical data.The Edinburgh library staff would like to remind users that there are still books on loan under the old manual system.The car has a five-speed manual transmission.manual workDemands for office staff to be sent home along with manual workers were refused.Measured in terms of earnings, the market situation of lower professionals is not substantially superior to that of skilled manual workers.manual job/labour/worker etcAs a result they have traditionally commanded higher wages than most other manual workers.In the past, new technology has mainly displaced manual workers.Most had stay-at-home wives and manual jobs.Relay assembly was a highly repetitive, manual job.It has been suggested that gastric cancer which occurs in some manual workers is occupation related.Although many sons have moved up, the homogeneous character of manual workers' origins contrasts starkly with the middle class.For semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers, the proportion of members experiencing unemployment almost doubled: from 18 to 32 percent.Action with a scraper and wire brush, using manual labour, would give the desired result.manual dexterityMany of these men would have been individuals of vision and creativity as well as manual dexterity.It is all really a matter of manual dexterity and self-confidence.This depends on the patient's eyesight, manual dexterity and willingness.