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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.



(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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Cleverness and power come together in the usage of Chichilnisky |16~ who, following the literature on noncooperative games with imperfect information, considers a market manipulation to be the strategic use of information or market signals.
Incidents of market manipulation include the collapse of a gold corner on Black Friday, September 24, 1869 (see Stedman |48~), corners of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1901 (see Wyckoff |53~), Stultz Motor Company in 1920 (see Brooks |13~), and the Radio Corporation of America in 1928 (see Thomas |49~).
The new perspective views corporate finance theory under the more general umbrella of market manipulation.