The definition of manual is something done by hand.(adjective)
An example of manual labor is work you physically do by yourself as opposed to with the use of a machine.
Manual is defined as a guidebook that tells you how to operate something or do something.(noun)
An example of manual is the book that comes with your DVD player that tells you how to hook it up and use it.
See manual in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME manuel < OFr < L manualis < manus, a hand < IE *mə-n-és (akin to *mṇtos > Gmc *mund- > ON & OE mund, a hand) < base < *mər-, *mən-, hand
Origin: ME manuele < ML manuale, manual, service book < LL, case or covering for a book < L manualis: see the adj.
See manual in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French manuel
Origin: , from Latin manuālis
Origin: , from manus, hand; see manus.
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