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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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The limitation of this method is that while manipulating the specimen, the graphical display is static and requires additional scans to see the result of the manipulation.
In other words, in MOOs, objects, voice, settings and activities are created via commands and text, while in The Palace, objects are represented by graphics together with text, and students engage in activities through manipulating avatars and props and typing text.
In previous experiments, Antonio Garcia and his colleagues at Arizona State University in Tempe tried to sidestep that challenge by manipulating the drops on very smooth surfaces.
Baldeon demonstrates how symbols of any organized collective can be destroyed simply by manipulating the codes on which they depend.
Clark has been approaching scent engineering by manipulating the native genes of a single plant, a petunia, rather than transferring scent genes from one species to another.
However, he also feels Rowena is manipulating him, but trying to figure out what she wants seems impossible.
By manipulating the fiber and fines fractions, papermakers can improve sheet properties.
In the past, interferometers accomplished their precise measurements by manipulating electrons, neutrons or light.
Anecdotally, many indicators might lead one to conclude that XQuery is poised to revolutionize the way enterprise software applications are built - consider the unprecedented level of co-operation among competing software vendors in the XQuery standardization effort, the burgeoning growth in XQuery-enabled software products, widespread adoption of XML technologies, and most importantly, the industry's clear need for a standard technology that addresses querying and manipulating XML data.
Photonic devices resemble electronic devices, but work by manipulating photons and light beams instead of electrons and currents.
Texas Commercial Energy (TCE) announced today that it has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against various electric companies claiming that they violated federal and state law by illegally manipulating the Texas electric market and fraudulently inflating prices.