ma·​nu·​al·​ly ˈman-yə-wə-lē How to pronounce manually (audio)
: 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

Examples of manually in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers flush out blood cells with a tablespoon of liquid, then manually or automatically retract the probe, revealing a section of the artery about the length of a lip balm tube. IEEE Spectrum, 15 May 2024 Crew members restored power by manually closing two breakers, but then a second blackout occurred due to insufficient fuel pressure in one of the ship's generators. Emily Le Coz, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 Bring a list of current medications and the prescription numbers or the prescription bottles to appointments so refills can be manually called in to pharmacies. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2024 Currently, call center workers have to simultaneously listen to the call and manually look up the code, Maduros said. Trân Nguyễn, Fortune, 9 May 2024 If necessary, accessing t:connect on the iOS App Store will allow users to manually update the app. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 9 May 2024 The technology confirms customers have paid for all items in their carts without requiring an associate to manually check members' purchases upon exiting. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 1 May 2024 Aura does prompt you to dig in and manually add more info for tracking. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 Piaget accomplished this by modifying their ultra-thin caliber 970 platform, and the resulting manually wound 970P-UC is as much as 90 percent redesigned. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manually was in the 15th century

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“Manually.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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