manipulation manipulation  /mə ˌnɪp jə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
  2. (n) the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

Synonym(s)

use

Usage(s):

  1. Yet even the doctors who concede that spinal manipulation can be beneficial for lower back pain and stiffness generally exclude neck manipulation from their endorsement.
  2. Her family is a storied one, albeit the kind of stories that involved yellow journalism, character assassination, political manipulation and gossip mongering.
  3. People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation.

News

  1. The Visual Trick Behind James Turrell’s Latest LED Trip “Aten Reign”

    A master of perceptual manipulation, Turrell’s luminous installations are being exhibited simultaneously in three cities this summer. Aten Reign opens at the Guggenheim today. Is there anything we take for granted more than natural light? It’s all around us and yet mostly invisible. We’re usually awestruck when we do notice the light, which may be why there are so many Instagram photos of ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Trader charged in manipulation of Libor rate

    Trader charged in manipulation of Libor rate Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:58 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 The UK's official financial crimes investigator says Tom Hayes, a former trader at UBS and Citigroup, was charged Tuesday as part of the investigation into the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  3. Libor-Manipulation Charges Likely Against Tom Hayes: Sources

    Libor-Manipulation Charges Likely Against Tom Hayes: Sources
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "Promoting science isn't just about providing resources, it is also about protecting free and open inquiry," Obama said. "It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: MSNBC

  2. "This report is as disappointing as it is unsurprising. It's clear it will take an act of Congress to do the obvious and call China out for its currency manipulation," Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in a statement.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: Reuters

  3. With the verdict, Chin said he was sending a message "that Mr. Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil, and that this kind of manipulation of the system is not just a bloodless crime that takes place on paper, but one instead that takes a...
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Denny Chin Source: NPR

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