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Definition of manual:

  1. A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys.
  2. A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece ( cannon, mortar, etc.).
  3. A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. Of or pertaining to the hand; done or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual.

Synonyms:

manual of arms, non-automatic, hand-operated, blue-collar, not automatic, standard, old-fashioned.

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