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Noun: manipulation  mu,ni-pyû'ley-shun
  1. Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
    "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous";
    - use
  2. The action of touching with the hands (or the skilful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    - handling

Derived forms: manipulations

Type of: influence, touch, touching

Encyclopedia: Manipulation, spinal