manipulandum

noun
ma·​nip·​u·​lan·​dum | \ məˌnipyəˈlandəm \
plural manipulanda\ -​də \

Definition of manipulandum

psychology
: 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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History and Etymology for manipulandum

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

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“Manipulandum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manipulandum. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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