human engineering

noun

Definition of human engineering

1 : management of humans and their affairs especially in industry

Examples of human engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for the new project, human engineering introduced some crucial innovations. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 27 Apr. 2022 The complications are myriad – from challenges with funding and public support to questions of whether human engineering simply alters threats rather than removes them. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2021 Learners examine how nature's patterns in plants are mimicked by human engineering – and then collect and document the plants in their own backyards. USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 The cliffs and beach today are cluttered with remnants of human engineering. Rosanna Xia Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2020 One of the most important aspects of Johnson’s mathematical prowess is that her calculations involved real people, real objects interacting at the limits of human engineering. Sophia Chen, Wired, 28 Feb. 2020 But then the art and science of human engineering began. Tom Verducci, SI.com, 13 Aug. 2019 Despite its contrived beginnings, Bowie designed a cultural touchstone for a historic moment of human engineering and blind courage. Mitch Goodwin, Quartzy, 12 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of human engineering

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Human engineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20engineering. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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human engineering

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human en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ -ˌen-jə-ˈni(ə)r-iŋ How to pronounce human engineering (audio) \

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