handling

noun han·dling \ ˈhan(d)-liŋ , ˈhan-dᵊl-iŋ \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018
1 a : the action of one that handles something
b : a process by which something is handled in a commercial transaction; especially : the packaging and shipping of an object or material (as to a consumer)
2 : the manner in which something is treated (as in a musical, literary, or art work)

Examples of handling in a Sentence

  1. These items require careful handling.

  2. There are additional charges for shipping and handling.

  3. The car's handling was smooth.

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First Known Use of handling

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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HANDLING Defined for English Language Learners

handling

  • : the act of touching, feeling, holding, or moving something

  • : the way that someone deals with a person, event, situation, etc.

  • : the act or process of packing and shipping something to someone (such as a customer)



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