er·go·nom·ics | \ ˌər-gə-ˈnä-miks \

Definition of ergonomics 

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

Other words from ergonomics

ergonomic \ˌər-gə-ˈnä-mik \ adjective
ergonomically \ˌər-gə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
ergonomist \(ˌ)ər-ˈgä-nə-mist \ noun

First Known Use of ergonomics

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ergonomics

erg- + -nomics (as in economics)

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ergonomics

noun

English Language Learners 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

er·go·nom·ics | \ ˌər-gə-ˈnäm-iks \

Medical Definition of ergonomics 

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 human engineering, human factors engineering

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

Other words from ergonomics

ergonomic \-ik \ adjective
ergonomically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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