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  1. therblig(Noun)

    (time and motion study) Any of a set of fundamental motions required for a worker to perform a manual operation.

  2. Origin: By partial reversal of the name of its inventor "F. B. Gilbreth", American engineer

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  1. Therblig

    Therbligs are 18 kinds of elemental motions used in the study of motion economy in the workplace. A workplace task is analyzed by recording each of the therblig units for a process, with the results used for optimization of manual labor by eliminating unneeded movements. The word therblig was the creation of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American industrial psychologists who invented the field of time and motion study. It is a reversal of the name Gilbreth, with 'th' treated as one letter.

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