Manipulation is defined as skillful control by something or someone.(noun)
An example of manipulation is what is being done by a talking car salesman who convinces you to buy a car.
See manipulation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < manipuler, to manipulate < manipule, pharmacist's term for a handful, orig., a bundle of herbs < L manipulus: see maniple
See manipulation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from manipule, handful, as of grain
Origin: , from Latin manipulus, sheaf, handful; see maniple.
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