manipulandum

noun

ma·​nip·​u·​lan·​dum
məˌnipyəˈlandəm
plural manipulanda
-də
psychology
: something that is or is to be manipulated
the instigator and manipulandum of behavior, the matrix within which all action must be describedR. R. Sears

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jun. 2024.

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