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noun     manipulation pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way
    manipulation of:

    The inquiry found that manipulation of stock prices was widespread.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of skilfully handling, controlling, or using something

    Scientists are attempting, by genetic manipulation, to produce more effective vaccines.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] medical the use of your hands to move or press part of someone’s body as part of a medical treatment
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] computing the process of changing, correcting, or moving information stored on a computer


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