manual typewriter


manual typewriter
   A machine whose operation depends solely upon the mechanical action set in motion by striking a letter or character key. During the first 50 or more years in typewriter history, all machines were manually operated.

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  • manual — [man′yo͞o əl] adj. [ME manuel < OFr < L manualis < manus, a hand < IE * mə n és (akin to * mṇtos > Gmc * mund > ON & OE mund, a hand) < base < * mər , *mən , hand] 1. a) of or having to do with a hand or the hands b) made …   English World dictionary

  • Typewriter — Mechanical desktop typewriters, such as this Underwood Five, were long time standards of government agencies, newsrooms, and offices …   Wikipedia

  • manual — ▪ I. manual man‧u‧al 1 [ˈmænjuəl] adjective 1. using your hands and your physical strength or abilities, rather than your mind: • He did all kinds of manual work. • A shortage of manual labor (= people who do manual work ) is keeping wages and… …   Financial and business terms

  • manual — man|u|al1 [ˈmænjuəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: manuel, from Latin manualis, from manus hand ] 1.) manual work involves using your hands or your physical strength rather than your mind = ↑blue collar manual job/labour/worker etc ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • manual — I UK [ˈmænjʊəl] / US [ˈmænjuəl] noun [countable] Word forms manual : singular manual plural manuals ** a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine an instruction/operating manual II UK [ˈmænjʊəl] / US… …   English dictionary

  • manual — man|u|al1 [ mænjuəl ] noun count ** a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine: an instruction/operating manual manual man|u|al 2 [ mænjuəl ] adjective * 1. ) involving the use of your hands: manual… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • manual — 1 adjective 1 involving the use of the hands: manual work | manual skills 2 operated or done by hand or without the help of electricity, computers etc: a manual typewriter | It would take too long to do a manual search of all the data. manually… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • typewriter — /ˈtaɪpraɪtə / (say tuypruytuh) noun 1. a machine for writing mechanically in letters and characters, either operated by hand (manual typewriter) or powered by electricity (electric typewriter). 2. Printing a type style which gives the appearance… …   Australian English dictionary

  • manual — 1. adjective 1) manual work Syn: physical, labouring, blue collar 2) a manual typewriter Syn: hand operated, hand 2. noun a training manual Syn: handbook …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • typewriter — ► NOUN ▪ an electric, electronic, or manual machine with keys for producing print like characters. DERIVATIVES typewriting noun typewritten adjective …   English terms dictionary


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