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[muh-nip-yuh-ley-shuh n] /məˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
the act of manipulating.
the state or fact of being manipulated.
skillful or artful management.
Origin of manipulation
1720-30; < French, equivalent to manipule handful (of grains, etc.; see maniple) + -ation -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
  • If all things were equal, currency manipulation would have an effect on trade, but things are far from equal.
  • manipulation of habitat and the high populations of the introduced fire ant are believed to be key factors in the decline.
  • The third group was not exposed to any manipulation.
  • He was not without his critics, however, for his manipulation of subjects and images.
  • Sports officials are looking for ways to detect the genetic manipulation.
  • There are a thousand questions about how to prevent collusion and other sorts of price manipulation.
  • When markets are that small, punters should watch carefully for signs of manipulation.
  • The right hand prints only become visible after digital manipulation of the original photograph.
  • The manipulation of a single gene is enough to cure the wandering eye of a meadow vole.
Word Origin and History for manipulation

c.1730, a method of digging ore, from French manipulation, from manipule "handful" (a pharmacists' measure), from Latin manipulus "handful, sheaf, bundle," from manus "hand" (see manual) + root of plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "skillful handling of objects" is first recorded 1826; extended 1828 to "handling of persons" as well as objects.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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manipulation in Medicine

manipulation ma·nip·u·la·tion (mə-nĭp'yə-lā'shən)

  1. The act or the practice of manipulating.

  2. The state of being manipulated.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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