Manual vs Catechism – What’s the difference?

Manual vs Catechism - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between manual and catechism is that manual is a handbook while catechism is a book, in question and answer form, summarizing the basic principles of christianity.

As a adjective manual is performed with the hands (of an activity).

manual

English

(wikipedia manual)

Alternative forms

* manuall (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) manuel, from

Noun

(en noun)

  • A handbook.
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * handbook

    Derived terms

    * reference manual
    * instruction manual
    * user manual
    * user’s manual
    * owners manual
    * owner’s manual

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) manuel, manual, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    ()

  • Performed with the hands (of an activity).
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • She gave a wild manual brush to her locks.
  • Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).
  • Synonyms

    *

    Antonyms

    * automatic

    Derived terms

    * manually

    Coordinate terms

    * , relating to the mouth
    * , relating to the foot

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    catechism

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)

  • A book, in question and answer form, summarizing the basic principles of Christianity.
  • A basic manual in some subject.
  • A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.
  • * 1925 , Countee Cullen, Yet Do I Marvel
  • Inscrutable His ways are, and immune
    To catechism by a mind too strewn
    With petty cares to slightly understand
    What awful brain compels His awful hand.

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