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ergonomics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction er·go·nom·ics \ˌər-gə-ˈnä-miks\

Simple Definition of ergonomics

  • : a science that deals with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely

  • : the parts or qualities of something's design that make it easy to use

Full Definition of ergonomics

  1. 1 :  an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely —called also biotechnology, human engineering, human factors

  2. 2 :  the design characteristics of an object resulting especially from the application of the science of ergonomics

er·go·nom·ic play \-mik\ adjective
er·go·nom·i·cal·ly play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
er·gon·o·mist play \(ˌ)ər-ˈgä-nə-mist\ noun

Origin of ergonomics

erg- + -nomics (as in economics)


First Known Use: 1949

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ergonomics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction er·go·nom·ics \ˌər-gə-ˈnäm-iks\

Medical Definition of ergonomics

  1. :  an applied science concerned with the characteristics of people that need to be considered in designing things that they use in order that people and things will interact most effectively and safely—called also human engineering, human factors engineering

  2. er·go·nom·ic \-ik\play adjective
    er·go·nom·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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