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handling

noun
     
hand‧ling [uncountable]
1 the way in which someone does a job or deals with a situation, problem, or person
handling of
The President has been much criticized for his handling of the crisis.
Such a situation needs very careful handling.
2 the act of touching something:
The equipment should be able to withstand a certain amount of rough handling.
3 the act of buying, selling, or moving goods:
cargo handling
A special licence is required for the manufacture or handling of any dangerous chemical.
4 the way in which a vehicle can be controlled, especially how easy it is for a driver to control it:
It's a lovely little car - the ride is comfortable and the handling excellent.

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