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ergonomics (n.)

"scientific study of the efficiency of people in the workplace," coined 1950 from Greek ergon "work" (from PIE root *werg- "to do") + second element of economics.

updated on April 20, 2017

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Definitions of ergonomics from WordNet

ergonomics (n.)
the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments;
Synonyms: biotechnology / bioengineering
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