Definitions for ergonomicsˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•go•nom•ics*ˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks(n.)

  1. an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker.

    Category: Engineering

    Ref: Also called human engineering.

* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).

Origin of ergonomics:

1945–50; ergo -1+(eco)nomics

er`go•nom′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomics(noun)

    the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

Wiktionary

  1. ergonomics(Noun)

    The science of the design of equipment, especially so as to reduce operator fatigue, discomfort and injury.

  2. Origin: Coined in 1950 from ἔργον + economics

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