Resident Curmudgeon
Senior Team
Premium Member
Aug 21, 2007
Las Vegas, NV, USA
1. A book of instructions and specifications of a piece of equipment or system. User Manual, Owner's Manual, Operator's Manual, Installation Manual. RTFM: Read The <Friendly> Manual.

2. A human operated, as opposed to automatic, action. Some lighting consoles allow both manual and timed fades. Any non-programmed action.

3. In the olden days (1960s-'70s), dimmer, resistance and dimmer, autotransformer systems were called manual; those newfangled SCR dimmer systems were called remote or preset systems.