Definitions for ergonomicsˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
er•go•nom•ics*ˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks(n.)
an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker.
Ref: Also called human engineering.
* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).
Origin of ergonomics:
1945–50; ergo -1+(eco)nomics
biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomics(noun)
the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
The science of the design of equipment, especially so as to reduce operator fatigue, discomfort and injury.
Origin: Coined in 1950 from ἔργον + economics