Definition of Manipulative

1. Adjective. Skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage. "The early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"

Similar to: Artful
Derivative terms: Manipulate, Manipulate



Definition of Manipulative

1. a. Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.

Definition of Manipulative

1. Adjective. Tending to manipulate others. ¹

2. Adjective. (pejorative) Reaching one's goals at the expense of other people by using them. ¹

3. Noun. A manipulable object designed to demonstrate a mathematical concept. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manipulative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manipulative

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Literary usage of Manipulative

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1. The State Of Mathematics Achievement: Naep's 1990 Assessment Of The Nation by Ina V. S. Mullis (2004)
"USE OF manipulative TEACHING AIDS IN MATHEMATICS Studies have suggested that regular use of concrete materials and tools has a significant effect on both ..."

2. Principles and Methods of Industrial Education for Use in Teacher Training by William Henry Dooley (1919)
"... parts: the skill or manipulative phase, the related technical information that goes with the manipulative work, and a knowledge that promotes industrial ..."

3. The Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of by George Gore (1878)
"NECESSITY OF manipulative SKILL. NEXT in importance to the skilful use of a gifted ... Great manipulative ability can be acquired only by long practice, ..."

4. Report of the Commissioner of Corporations on Cotton Exchanges by United States Bureau of Corporations, Herbert Knox Smith (1908)
"ALLEGED MIXING OF GRADES FOR manipulative PURPOSES. It has been charged that deliveries, particularly in New York, have been deliberately composed of an ..."

5. The Clinical Journal (1905)
"... the heavy plaster of Paris apparatus that takes so long to apply Some rumours have reached me of suppuration following Lorenz's manipulative operation. ..."

6. An Outline of Physical Education for Primary and Grammar Schools, Junior by Ernst Hermann (1917)
"This training in a large variety of exercises demanding keen senses and fine manipulative skill, together with quick adjustment of postures, ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1878)
"He has been a teacher of Anatomy and Surgery since 1824, and his name is well known in relation to many surgical advances; especially in the manipulative ..."

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