Can also be described as "interactive testing" - manual testing essentially means tests of any kind where a human is involved in the execution of the test.

Sometimes incorrectly confused with "user testing", possibly because some companies use "manual testers" to perform this kind of testing instead of real users.

Read the following for an interesting critique of the term: http://www.developsense.com/blog/2013/02/manual-and-automated-testing/

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