Meaning of hands-on

hands-on

Pronunciation: (handz'on', -ôn'), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct: a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
  2. requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized: The hands-on telephone switchboard is almost obsolete.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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