|1.||(tr) to handle or use, esp with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors|
|2.||to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously|
|3.||to falsify (a bill, accounts, etc) for one's own advantage|
|4.||(in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint|
|[C19: back formation from manipulation, from Latin manipulus handful]|
manipulation ma·nip·u·la·tion (mə-nĭp'yə-lā'shən)
The act or the practice of manipulating.
The state of being manipulated.