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noun [uncountable] handling pronunciation in American 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 administration was criticized for its handling of the crisis.

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  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 matter is now a legal requirement.

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  3. 3
    the management or movement of goods

    a sophisticated cargo handling and distribution network

    1. a.
      the way in which someone or something processes and manages information

      Data handling skills are in short supply.

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  4. 4
    the handling of a vehicle is how easy it is to control

    The car's ride and handling are poor.

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