PRONUNCIATION: (man-yuh-DUHK-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. The act of guiding, leading, or introducing.
2. Something that guides, leads, or introduces.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin manuduction, from manus (hand) + ducere (to draw, lead). Earliest documented use: 1505.

SANDUCTION - the process whereby the beach under your feet at the waterline is washed away by receding waves

MANDICTION - using very clear enunciation to give a condescending (and perhaps unnecessary) explanation

MANDUCATION - teaching young Homo sapiens to be more mature