Adjective "hands-on" definition and examples

(Hands-on may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Involving or offering active participation rather than theory.
  1. 'It gave me the hands-on training that I needed as I studied the theories of flying.'
  2. 'At their best, they bring a healthy dose of hands-on practicality to their efforts.'
  3. 'As managing director, Rona takes an active, hands-on role in all her company's activities.'
  4. 'This training is best when it provides hands-on practice of the use of fire extinguishers.'
  5. 'The best methods for rehearsing allow hands-on participation by the entire unit.'
  6. 'Keyboard shortcuts and tabbing support hands-on keying, or you can utilize standard mouse-click functionality.'

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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.

More examples(as adjective)

"experiences can be hands-on."

"approaches can be hands-on."

"trainings can be hands-on."

"managements can be hands-on."

"chairmen can be hands-on."

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