• 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."

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