hands–on

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adjective \ˈhan(d)z-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Definition of hands–on

  1. 1 :  relating to, being, or providing direct practical experience in the operation or functioning of something <hands–on training>; also :  involving or allowing use of or touching with the hands <a hands–on museum display>

  2. 2 :  characterized by active personal involvement <a hands–on manager>

1969

First Known Use of hands–on

1969


HANDS–ON Defined for English Language Learners

hands–on

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adjective \ˈhan(d)z-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Definition of hands–on for English Language Learners

  • : gained by actually doing something rather than learning about it from books, lectures, etc.

  • : involving or allowing the use of your hands or touching with your hands

  • : actively and personally involved in something (such as running a business)

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