Manual - multi-language term, resulting from transcription of the English word "manual". It, in turn, has two primary meanings. As an adjective it can be translated as "manual" as a noun - "manual".

The basic meaning of the term

In fact, the translation of the English word "manual" as a noun and is the basis for the most common understanding of this term in the Russian language. As a rule, it denotes the user manual or the instructions for use of an object. However, this term is most commonly applied to devices or apparatus, that is, items of a technical nature, the process of operation, which can be quite complicated.

The term "manual" refers to a detailed manual, which can answer users ' questions in most situations related to the operation of the device, apparatus, equipment or system. Often manual transmission perform as a three-dimensional brochure pocket size or A4 format, the text of which is created by a specialist in the design of the product in question is a technical writer. A brochure is often done in paper form, but in recent years due to the proliferation of various electronic devices are becoming more widespread electronic versions of the manuals.

Because often in the manuals we are talking about the use of technically complicated devices or appliances, such manuals are accepted to provide the necessary diagrams and tables that will provide the user the opportunity to understand the parameters of the used equipment and operate it in the manner provided by the manufacturer.

Other meanings of the term

Another meaning of the term "manual" is spread among people related to music. It is used to denote the keyboard body designed for the performance of musical works with the help of hands. While the meaning of this word has the same roots as the previous value: experts in linguistics say that it comes from the Latin word "manus" which means "hand".

Finally, another specific meaning of this term is in use among people who are fond of extreme sports. For them it means a special way of skateboarding, which is provided by the design of this shell all four wheels for movement over a surface composed only of the two of them.