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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Manual \Man"u*al\ (m[a^]n"[-u]*al), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. m["u]ndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.] 1. Of or pertaining to the hand. [1913 Webster] 2. Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with mental effort; as, manual labor. [1913 Webster] 3. Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical. "Manual and ocular examination." --Tatham. [1913 Webster +PJC] Manual exercise (Mil.) the exercise by which soldiers are taught the use of their muskets and other arms. Seal manual, the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a ring. Sign manual. See under Sign. [1913 Webster]