- Manipulation is defined as skillful control by something or someone.
An example of manipulation is what is being done by a talking car salesman who convinces you to buy a car.
manipulation definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from manipuler, to manipulate ; from manipule, pharmacist's term for a handful, origin, originally , a bundle of herbs ; from Classical Latin manipulus: see maniple
manipulation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act or practice of manipulating.b. The state of being manipulated.
- Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
Origin: French, from manipule, handful, as of grain, from Latin manipulus, sheaf, handful; see maniple.
manipulation - Investment & Finance Definition
The intentional deception of investors by controlling or artificially affecting the market for a secu-rity. Manipulation can involve a number of techniques to affect either the supply or demand of a stock. Traders might spread false or misleading information about a company; improperly limit the number of publicly-available shares; or rig quotes, prices, or trades to create a false or deceptive picture of the demand for a security.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
manipulation - Medical Definition
- The act or the practice of manipulating.
- The state of being manipulated.