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MANIPULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does manipulation mean? 

MANIPULATION (noun)
  The noun MANIPULATION has 2 senses:

1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
2. the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

  Familiarity information: MANIPULATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANIPULATION (noun)


Sense 1manipulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

manipulation; use

Context example:

his manipulation of his friends was scandalous

Hypernyms ("manipulation" is a kind of...):

influence (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manipulation"):

mind game (deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage))


Sense 2manipulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

handling; manipulation

Hypernyms ("manipulation" is a kind of...):

touch; touching (the act of putting two things together with no space between them)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manipulation"):

fielding ((baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field)


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