manuduction

noun

man·​u·​duc·​tion
ˌmanyəˈdəkshən
plural -s
1
: the act of guiding or leading (as by the hand)
the ground over which he had accepted my hurried manuductionW. E. Gladstone
2
: something that guides or leads : introduction
a pleasant and scholarly manuduction into alchemical bywaysF. O. Taylor

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin manuduction-, manuductio, from Latin manus hand + duction-, ductio action of leading, from ductus (past participle of ducere to lead) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Manuduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manuduction. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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