Manual vs Books - What's the difference?

manual | books |

As nouns the difference between manual and books

is that manual is manual (booklet) while books is .

As a verb books is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia manual)

Alternative forms

* manuall (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) manuel, from


(en noun)
  • A handbook.
  • A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.
  • (music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.
  • A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.
  • (by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.
  • A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal foce.
  • Synonyms
    * handbook
    Derived terms
    * reference manual * instruction manual * user manual * user's manual * owners manual * owner's manual

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) manuel, manual, from (etyl) .


  • Performed with the hands (of an activity).
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • She gave a wild manual brush to her locks.
  • Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).
  • Synonyms
    * automatic
    Derived terms
    * manually
    Coordinate terms
    * , relating to the mouth * , relating to the foot


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  • (pluralonly, accounting) Accounting records.
  • Verb

  • (book)
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