manual operation

manual operation

[′man·yə·wəl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
Any processing operation performed by hand.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

manual operation

Said of functioning of equipment or devices that are capable of being operated directly by hand without any other source of power.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Topsy was smart and energetic in all manual operations, learning everything that was taught her with surprising quickness.
The Oslo-based firm, one of the world's largest producers of the light-weight metal, was forced to halt some production on March 19 and switch other units to manual operation after hackers blocked its systems.
The 20SEVEN's bearing bolts are tightened using a pneumatic tool, which applies the same torque, thus avoiding the variables derived from manual operation by different operators.
Each mode includes the option of manual operation, whereby an operator manually captures the weight of each axle, and automatic operation, whereby the axle weight is captured automatically.
Benefiting from a purely manual operation, the re-capper requires no battery charging and is always available for use.
* Manual operation that allows the testing of units with different source and load conditions.
It is also said to reduce the risk of strain injury to the operator during manual operation.
Following a graded approach to using the camera, they explain its controls, navigation, and getting started; basic photography concepts; managing images; automatic settings; semiautomatic modes; manual operation; customization; and additional features, such as the sweep panorama mode, DRO/Auto HDR function, and utilizing predefined color schemes.
The drive plates do not interfere with normal manual operation. Air-powered (4-7 bar), it is also safe for use in applications where explosive and/or flammable liquids or gases are present.
It is a compact, stand-alone unit, allowing for separation of base and sealing station for tabletop installation, economically optimized for manual operation. Its modular functions are extendible for adding features.
Featuring flow coefficients from 0.02 to 0.05, models are available with 12 V dc, 24 V dc, or 120 V ac solenoid coils, with LED status indicators, and pushbutton manual operation. Backed by a two-year warranty, NITRA BVS series solenoid valves start at $28.

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