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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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Defining and characterizing manipulation can be an exceedingly difficult task: the term manipulation has traditionally been used "imprecisely and indiscriminately.
Alternatively, first-brood offspring can resist manipulation and leave.
Image manipulation can be detected by the same software used to create it.
If these selection criteria were to be applied to patients in the physiotherapy clinic, it would not eliminate cervical spine manipulation from use but would certainly focus the population it was practised on.
The theoretical rationale for the manipulation was to influence the nerve root that goes to the weak muscle group by delivery of a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to the appropriate area.
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.
The rest of time is spending by manipulation, transport and storage.
OVER 500 cases could hang in the balance, after an investigation into alleged manipulation of forensic evidence at a laboratory used by Merseyside Police.
Purpose * The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of patients seen at a single institution who were diagnosed with a cervical vessel dissection related to chiropractic neck manipulation.