plural -s
: one of the manual, visual, or mental elements into which an industrial manual operation may be analyzed in time and motion study
: a symbol devised for representing a therblig in writing or notation

Word History


anagram, after Frank B. Gilbreth †1924 American engineer

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“Therblig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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