- The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
"The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck."
- The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain an outcome.
"The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation."
- The management of some situation, especially for one’s own advantage.
"He found that the new manager was known for his Machiavellian manipulations in his last two positions."
- The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
"After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain."