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manipulation

[muh-nip-yuh-ley-shuh n] /məˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of manipulating.
2.
the state or fact of being manipulated.
3.
skillful or artful management.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < French, equivalent to manipule handful (of grains, etc.; see maniple) + -ation -ation
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  • He invented modular arithmetic, greatly simplifying manipulations in number theory.
  • But describing manipulations in noncausal terms has provided a substantial difficulty.
Word Origin and History for manipulations

manipulation

n.

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.

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manipulations in Medicine

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

  1. The act or the practice of manipulating.

  2. The state of being manipulated.

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