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hands-on

[handz-on, -awn] /ˈhændzˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
adjective
1.
characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct:
a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
2.
requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized:
The hands-on telephone switchboard is almost obsolete.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; by analogy with hands-off
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British Dictionary definitions for handson

hands-on

adjective
1.
involving practical experience of equipment, etc hands-on training in the use of computers
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Word Origin and History for handson

hands-on

also hands on, as an adjective, by 1969.

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