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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Manual  \Man"u*al\  (m[a^]n"[-u]*al),  a.  [OE.  manuel,  F.  manuel, 
  L.  manualis,  fr  manus  hand;  prob.  akin  to  AS  mund  hand, 
  protection,  OHG.  munt,  G.  m["u]ndel  a  ward,  vormund  guardian, 
  Icel.  mund  hand.  Cf  {Emancipate},  {Legerdemain},  {Maintain}, 
  {Manage},  {Manner},  {Manure},  {Mound}  a  hill.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  hand;  done  or  made  by  the  hand;  as 
  manual  labor;  the  king's  sign  manual.  ``Manual  and  ocular 
  examination.''  --Tatham. 
  {Manual  alphabet}.  See  {Dactylology}. 
  {Manual  exercise}  (Mil.)  the  exercise  by  which  soldiers  are 
  taught  the  use  of  their  muskets  and  other  arms. 
  {Seal  manual},  the  impression  of  a  seal  worn  on  the  hand  as  a 
  {Sign  manual}.  See  under  {Sign}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Manual  \Man"u*al\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  manuel,  LL  manuale.  See  {Manual}, 
  1.  A  small  book,  such  as  may  be  carried  in  the  hand,  or 
  conveniently  handled;  a  handbook;  specifically,  the 
  service  book  of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church. 
  This  manual  of  laws,  styled  the  Confessor's  Laws. 
  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  keyboard  of  an  organ  or  harmonium  for  the 
  fingers,  as  distinguished  from  the  pedals;  a  clavier,  or 
  set  of  keys.  --Moore  (Encyc.  of  Music). 
  3.  (Mil.)  A  prescribed  exercise  in  the  systematic  handing  of 
  a  weapon;  as  the  manual  of  arms;  the  manual  of  the  sword; 
  the  manual  of  the  piece  (cannon,  mortar,  etc.). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  hands;  "manual  dexterity" 
  2:  requiring  human  effort;  "a  manual  transmission"  [ant:  {automatic}] 
  3:  doing  or  requiring  physical  work  "manual  labor";  "manual 
  laborer"  [syn:  {manual(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  small  handbook 
  2:  (military)  a  prescribed  drill  in  handling  a  rifle  [syn:  {manual 
  of  arms}] 

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