Manipulation meaning

mə-nĭpyə-lāshən
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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.

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The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain an outcome.

The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation.

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Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
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A manipulating or being manipulated; skillful handling or operation, artful management or control, etc.
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Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
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The management of some situation, especially for one’s own advantage.

He found that the new manager was known for his Machiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.

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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.
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The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.

After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.

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The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.

The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.

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Origin of manipulation

  • French from Spanish manipulación manipulation (originally of implements and substances in alchemical procedures) from Latin manipulus sheaf, handful maniple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French manipule (from Latin manipulus) + -ation.

    From Wiktionary