manually

adverb
ma·​nu·​al·​ly | \ ˈman-yə-wə-lē How to pronounce manually (audio) , -yə-lē, -yü-ə-lē \

Definition of manually

: by hand and not by machine : by manual methods We have to enter the data manually. Each winch drum is attached to gears which are turned manually by a large wheel mounted on the inboard side.— Nancy Taylor Robson

First Known Use of manually

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Manually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manually. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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