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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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This was seen in both of the Egalet-001 arms: manipulated and all particle sizes snorted as well as manipulated then filtered with only the smaller particle sizes snorted
html) report that traders from some of the world's biggest banks have manipulated the benchmark for at least a decade, according to five people familiar with the practice.
26) The legislator apparently "became upset when high school students manipulated a digital photograph by putting heads on bodies of the opposite sex.
I think he manipulated Oscar in the way that a child manipulates a parent.
Independent variable: the variable you change on purpose; also called manipulated variable.
Examining the importance of a repressive culture that discourages individual freedom and empowerment in providing a complacent and obedient public to service a free-market economy, he draws a somber picture of a nation manipulated by carefully orchestrated public representations, the suppression of conflicting images, and the squelching of the opposition through such actions as resuscitating the draconian McCarran-Walter immigration act and instituting government "spying" programs.
A media list, for example, could be manipulated in FileMaker Pro to produce not only personalized letters and mailing labels, but also a handy one-page phone list, a form for keeping track of interviews and follow-up calls and a guide containing useful background information on each journalist and media outlet.
In connection with their August 18, 1999, IPO, Netro Corporation ("Netro") and certain underwriters allegedly manipulated the stock in violation of federal securities laws.
The use of silicones quickly became application-driven, as material suppliers manipulated physical properties to meet the needs of the many new and developing applications for silicone rubber.
First, it is extremely accurate, since it cannot be manipulated by the job applicant.
Residents of Los Angeles were gouged by big Texas firms that manipulated the natural gas markets during the energy crisis to manufacture big profits.
Until the approval of abortion by legislation, and the progress in biomedicine which placed before us realities like frozen, manipulated, destroyed, purchased and sold embryos, the protection of new life was fully guaranteed; there was no need to fight to give it legal status.