American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Involving active participation; applied, as opposed to theoretical: "We're involved in hands-on operations, pulling levers, pushing buttons” ( Arthur R. Taylor).
- adj. involving active participation
“This is what you called a hands-on job,' she said.”
“F = Designer and artisan: professions and fields that entail hands-on designing and crafting of artistic and functional objects and employ an eye for visual design, color, style, and a keen sense of spatial acuity”
“And Harbaugh, known as a hands-on coach, didn't disappoint - at one point screaming, That was a great rep!”
“Daddy was never what you’d call a hands-on father, but he’d never been so distant.”
“To an untrained eye, this preparation looks no different than someone receiving a hands-on healing.”
“An independent chair cannot be expected to have — and in most cases, will not have — hands-on knowledge about fund operations.”
“It's tough to believe any reputable doctor could prescribe Viagra (say) without a hands-on medical exam, but it does occur.”
“He used the expertise of intellectuals and hands-on experts in financing, like Felix Rohatyn and Dick Ravitch to propose and implement plans to stop the hemorrhaging in the city, imposing an "Emergency Financial Control Board" to pass on the city's finances and budget with the power to reject appropriations and contracts adopted by the mayor and city council.”
“Yet, being a Nobel recipient does not mean one is qualified for every conceivable position," the lawmaker said at the hearing, saying Diamond lacks hands-on experience regulating banks and managing financial crises.”
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