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[ur-guh-nom-iks] /ˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
(functioning as sing) the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they use Also called biotechnology

“scientific study of the efficiency of people in the workplace,” coined 1950 from Greek ergon “work” (see urge (v.)) + second element of economics.

ergonomics er·go·nom·ics (ûr’gə-nŏm’ĭks)
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety.
ergonomics [(ur-guh-nom-iks)]

The technology concerned with the design, manufacture, and arrangement of products and environments to be safe, healthy, and comfortable for human beings.

Note: The term is most often encountered in discussions of the design of furniture, tools, and other things built to be used by humans.


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