done, operated, worked, etc., by the hand or hands rather than by an electrical or electronic device: a manual gearshift.
involving or using human effort, skill, power, energy, etc.; physical: manual labor.
of or pertaining to the hand or hands: manual deformities.
of the nature of a manual or handbook: manual instructions.
a small book, especially one giving information or instructions: a manual of mathematical tables.
a nonelectric or nonelectronic typewriter; a typewriter whose keys and carriage may be powered solely by the typist's hands.
Military. the prescribed drill in handling a rifle: the manual of arms.
Music. a keyboard, especially one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
Automotive. manual transmission.

1375–1425; < Latin manuālis (adj.), manuāle (noun) (something) that can be held in the hand (manu(s) hand + -ālis, -āle -al1, -al2); replacing late Middle English manuel < Middle French < Latin, as above

manually, adverb
nonmanual, adjective
nonmanually, adverb
unmanual, adjective
unmanually, adverb Unabridged
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manual (ˈmænjʊəl)
1.  of or relating to a hand or hands
2.  operated or done by hand: manual controls
3.  physical, as opposed to mental or mechanical: manual labour
4.  by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means
5.  of, relating to, or resembling a manual
6.  a book, esp of instructions or information: a car manual
7.  music one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ
8.  military the prescribed drill with small arms
[C15: via Old French from Latin manuālis, from manus hand]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, from L. manualis "of or belonging to the hand," from manus "hand, strength, power over, armed force, handwriting," from PIE *men- "hand, to take in one's hand" (cf. O.E. mund "hand, protection, guardian," Ger. Vormund "guardian," Gk. mane "hand"). Related: Manually.

early 15c., "service book used by a priest," from O.Fr. manuel, from L.L. manuale "case or cover of a book, handbook," neut. of L. manualis (see manual (adj.)). Meaning "a concise handbook" of any sort is from 1530s.
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Example sentences
To maximize the effect, the team has installed panoramic light fixtures that
  can be manually focused.
Automatic focus in low light settings can be tricky, so focus manually and use
  a high f-stop to get good depth of field.
There is no option to share sources publicly, and you have to manually add
  users to share groups by email address.
Your only option is to painstakingly scroll through your favorites and extract
  any relevant information from them manually.
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