Manipulation


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manipulation

[mə‚nip·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.

Manipulation

 

(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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The manipulation index parses and filters through multiple chat messages identifying duplicate messages from the same social accounts, from multiple social accounts, and other proprietary algorithms.
Cerebrovascular events have been reported to occur in patients after one or several cervical spinal manipulations, including patients with no prior history of spinal manipulation (2).
htm) launched a criminal investigation into potential currency market manipulation.
In the study, the researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis developed a mathematical model for the evolution of manipulated behavior and applied it to maternal manipulation in eusocial organisms, such as ants, wasps, and bees, which form colonies with reproductive queens and sterile workers.
This is not necessarily a negative criticism of the study as it highlights the need, when selecting cervical spinal manipulation as a treatment technique, to carefully consider the characteristics of the patient receiving the treatment and demonstrates the success with treatment when this selection is carried out.
The framework outlined in the discussion paper defines a form of market manipulation that is of key concern in energy markets: intentionally losing money on price-making trades to benefit the value of related price-taking positions.
System manipulation (also known as gaming): exploiting loopholes in the rules of the performance management system.
The prosecutors are also aiming to build a case against the midsize securities firm itself, suspecting that company executives systematically organized the alleged illegal stock manipulation.
Then, once an art director gets hold of the image, digital alteration and manipulation go a step further.
It is about corporate manipulation of media, reality, funding, and all decision-making processes.
Manipulation seems to be the mayor's only tactic when dealing with the public.