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Manual vs. Manumatic

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Manualnoun

A handbook.

Manumaticadjective

Describing any of several forms of motor car transmission that have both manual and automatic features

Manualnoun

A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.

Manumaticnoun

manumatic transmission

Manualnoun

(music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.

Manumatic

The modern usage of the automotive term manumatic denotes an automatic transmission that allows the driver to select a specific gear, typically using paddle-shifters, steering wheel-mounted push-buttons, or and controls on the gear selector.In the 1950s, the Automotive Products company in the United Kingdom produced an automated clutch system for automobiles called the Manumatic. This system was installed in cars with a manual transmission, allowing them to be driven without needing to use a clutch pedal.

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Manualnoun

A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.

Manualnoun

(by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.

Manualnoun

A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal force.

Manualnoun

Manual measurement of the blood pressure, done with a manual sphygmomanometer.

‘do a manual’;

Manualadjective

Performed with the hands (of an activity).

Manualadjective

Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).

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Manualadjective

(technology) Performed by a human rather than a machine.

‘The student manually corrected several errors missed by the spell checker.’;

Manualadjective

Of or pertaining to the hand.

Manualadjective

Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with mental effort; as, manual labor.

Manualadjective

Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical.

Manualnoun

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.

‘This manual of laws, styled the Confessor's Laws.’;

Manualnoun

A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys.

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Manualnoun

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.).

Manualnoun

a small handbook

Manualnoun

(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

Manualadjective

of or relating to the hands;

‘manual dexterity’;

Manualadjective

requiring human effort;

‘a manual transmission’;

Manualadjective

doing or requiring physical work;

‘manual labor’; ‘manual laborer’;

Manualadjective

relating to or done with the hands

‘manual dexterity’;

Manualadjective

(of a device) operated or controlled by hand, rather than automatically or electronically

‘a manual typewriter’;

Manualadjective

using or working with the hands

‘a manual labourer’;

Manualnoun

a book giving instructions or information

‘a computer manual’;

Manualnoun

(in the Christian Church) a book of the forms to be used by priests in the administration of the sacraments.

Manualnoun

a vehicle with manual transmission.

Manualnoun

an organ keyboard played with the hands not the feet.

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