therblig

noun
ther·​blig | \ˈthər(ˌ)blig\
plural -s

Definition of therblig 

1 : one of the manual, visual, or mental elements into which an industrial manual operation may be analyzed in time and motion study

2 : a symbol devised for representing a therblig in writing or notation

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History and Etymology for therblig

anagram, after Frank B. Gilbreth †1924 American engineer

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