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.)

Pronunciation

/handzˈɒn/

Definitions and examples

phrase

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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adjective

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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