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 The cliffs and beach today are cluttered with remnants of human engineering. Rosanna Xia Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Along the crumbling Sonoma coast, an ambitious project paves the way for ‘managed retreat’," 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, "Katherine Johnson’s Math Will Steer NASA Back to the Moon," 28 Feb. 2020 But then the art and science of human engineering began. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Walker Buehler Has the Arm, Arsenal and Attitude to Be a Star," 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, "How David Bowie created “Space Oddity,” the ultimate space anthem," 12 July 2019

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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 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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