Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) A manual is a book of instructions. (adjective) If something is manual, it is done with the hands or through physical work.

Examples: (noun) Look at the manual before you try to fix the engine. (adjective) One quarter of the accidents at work arise from manual lifting, handling and carrying. (adjective) Unskilled manual workers are the most likely to lose their job when the economy changes.

Synonyms: adjectives: physical, hand-operated. nouns: instructions.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 B