manipulandum

noun ma·nip·u·lan·dum \məˌnipyəˈlandəm\

Definition of manipulandum

plural

manipulanda

\-də\

psychology

  1. :  something that is or is to be manipulated the instigator and manipulandum of behavior, the matrix within which all action must be described — R. R. Sears

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Origin and Etymology of manipulandum

New Latin, from English manipulate + Latin -andum (neuter of -andus, 1st conjunction gerundive ending)


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