manipulative skill

manipulative skill

[mə¦nip·yə·ləd·iv ′skil]
(industrial engineering)
The ability of a worker to handle an object with the appropriate control and speed of movement required by a task.
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This manipulative skill and modus operandi of Khamenei is one of the major reasons that the theocrat has been capable of ruling for nearly three decades.
A strategic second term would begin by identifying a list of necessary and achievable goals, and then pursuing them with the unyielding manipulative skill of a Lyndon Johnson," Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote after Obama's decisive victory over hapless challenger Mitt Romney in November.
For example, movement education, fundamental motor skill development, manipulative skill development, rhythmic movement activities, gymnastic skills, cooperative skills, individual lifetime sports, and game skills are important components of today's physical education classes, particularly at the elementary grade level.
Preservice teachers attending on-campus workshops can be exposed to manipulative skill development through hands-on experiences and face-to-face discussion with peers.
Maybrick and his wife Rosalind and runs the household with the manipulative skill of a Svengali: "[E]very Persian carpet in every room every morning was adorned with tiny dark, dense turds deposited there by Eileen.
Elaine Hwa '01, an interior design major from Dallas who worked on the manipulative skill development area, says, "This project really helped us to think beyond the conceptual phase of the design process.
Borrowing as ever from the Reaganites, whose manipulative skill sends him into spasms of retrospective delight, the President has mobilized the "certification" circumlocution that was so useful when it came to El Salvador's human rights or Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Domestic auto beauty enterprises operate blindly to some extent, and investors own insufficient experience in goods channel, manipulative skill, daily management and business development.
The follow-up diplomacy requires personalities with the manipulative skill and subtlety of a Henry Kissinger or Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The seventy-something heroine has retained more vigor and manipulative skill than her male counterpart, who at forty strikes even casual observers as a worn-out loser.
The AWS Weld Trials judged contestants on a comprehensive set of criteria including manipulative skill, speed and accuracy; blueprint reading, setting of amperage, wire feed speed, voltage, and gas flow rate; distortion control; and safety.
In prison Nevin used her manipulative skills to cause maximum impact - befriending and then using their confidence to start fights with other inmates.