Catalog vs Manual - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between catalog and manual is that catalog is (us|canada) while manual is a handbook. As a verb catalog is . As an adjective manual is performed with the hands (of an activity).
In both the US and Canada, both catalog” and ”catalogue” are used, with ”catalogue” commonly used in government and traditional institutions and ”catalog commonly used in informal, business, retail, and computing contexts.
* card catalog
* library catalog
* manuall (obsolete)
From (etyl) manuel, from
A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.
(music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.
A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.
(by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.
A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal foce.
* reference manual
* instruction manual
* user manual
* user’s manual
* owners manual
* owner’s manual
From (etyl) manuel, manual, from (etyl) .
Performed with the hands (of an activity).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).
- She gave a wild manual brush to her locks.
* , relating to the mouth
* , relating to the foot