Translation of manipulation in Spanish:

manipulation

Pronunciation: /məˌnɪpjəˈleɪʃən; məˌnɪpjʊˈleɪʃən/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (handling) manejo (masculine), manipulación (feminine)
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    • It is the skilful manipulation of this single stitch that lends an interesting and characteristic dimension to the needlework.
    • Although more a work of low relief, it shares with Apollo and Marpessa the creation of depth on a shallow surface by skilful manipulation of planes.
    • Does beauty lie in the artist's skilful manipulation of materials, or ideas?
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] manipulación (feminine) 1.3 (influence) manipulación (feminine)
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    • Juries are human, and can be easily swayed by the emotions of the case, and the clever manipulation of a strong barrister.
    • It made perfect sense that she was working with Mercalli, and that she'd won Stratford over by clever manipulation to get her post with the company.
    • Some deliberate manipulation must have taken place.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.