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1. Very closely involved in the day-to-day activities of a business, organization, or department. I try not to be too hands-on with my employees because I know how irritating micro-managing can be.
2. Involving actual, practical use of something, such as a tool, piece of equipment, or program. Unfortunately, it wasn't a hands-on demonstration, so I didn't get to test the company's new computer model.
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1. mod. having to do with an instructional session where the learners are able to handle the device they are being trained to operate. Please plan to attend a hands-on seminar on computers next Thursday.
2. mod. having to do with an executive or manager who participates directly in operations. We expect that he will be the kind of hands-on president we have been looking for.
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