Definitions: (noun) Manipulation is the act of using your hands skillfully to move, play or operate something. (noun) Manipulation is the act of controlling someone or something, usually through pressure or in dishonest ways.
Examples: (noun) To build the model, it required careful manipulation of the wood pieces. (noun) Emotional manipulation is quite common in powerful films. (noun) The political manipulation of statistics to confuse people is common.
Synonyms: nouns: control, guidance, use.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 E