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Definition 1: (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for manual in the sense of this definition

(manual is a kind of ...) systematic training by multiple repetitions

"practice makes perfect"

(manual is a part of ...) a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command

(manual belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: a small handbook - [noun denoting communication]

(manual is a kind of ...) a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location

(... is a kind of manual ) a manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order)

(... is a kind of manual ) a manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons)

(... is a kind of manual ) a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it

(... is a kind of manual ) a manual containing information organized in a summary manner

(... is a kind of manual ) a manual containing instruction in sexual techniques; intended to enhance the reader's sexual life

Definition 3: requiring human effort - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a manual transmission

(manual is similar to ...) operated by hand

Definition 4: of or relating to the hands - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • manual dexterity

Definition 5: doing or requiring physical work - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • manual labor
  • manual laborer

(manual is similar to ...) of or designating manual industrial work or workers

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