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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 from WordNet

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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