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noun [uncountable] handling pronunciation in British English /ˈhændlɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the way in which someone deals with a particular situation, problem, or person

    Depression often responds to suitable treatment and sympathetic handling.

    handling of:

    The government was criticized for its handling of the crisis.

  2. 2
    the way in which you touch, use, or deal with something, especially with your hands

    food handling

    handling of:

    The safe handling of waste is now a legal requirement.

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