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Definition 1: manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something - [noun denoting act]

(handling is a kind of ...) labor done with the hands

(... is a kind of handling ) act of loading and unloading and moving goods within e.g. a factory especially using mechanical devices

(... is a kind of handling ) the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.

"the loading took 2 hours"

(... is a kind of handling ) the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.

Definition 2: the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for handling in the sense of this definition

(handling is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(... is a kind of handling ) (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field

Definition 3: the management of someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where handling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the handling of prisoners
  • the treatment of water sewage
  • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

Synonyms for handling in the sense of this definition

(handling is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

(... is a kind of handling ) the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances

(... is a kind of handling ) method or manner of conduct in relation to others

"honest dealing"

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