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manipulation (n.)

到1730年, 一种挖掘矿石的方法, 来自法语 manipulation, 来自 manipule “handful” (一种药剂师的措施), 来自拉丁语 manipulus “handful, sheaf, bundle”, 来自 manus “hand” (来自PIE根 *man- (2) “手” )+ plere “to fill” (来自PIE根 *pele- (1) “to fill” )的根. 1826年证明了“熟练地处理物体” 的意义; 1828年扩展到“处理或管理人”, 特别是对自己有利.

Origin and meaning of manipulation

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Definitions of manipulation

manipulation (n.)
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;
his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
Synonyms: use
manipulation (n.)
the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means;
Synonyms: handling
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