[ ur-guh-nom-iks ]
/ ˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of ergonomics
Related formser·go·nom·ic, er·go·no·met·ric [ur-guh-nuh-me-trik] /ˌɜr gə nəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveer·go·nom·i·cal·ly, adverber·gon·o·mist [ur-gon-uh-mist] /ɜrˈgɒn ə mɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ergonomically
/ (ˌɜːɡəˈnɒmɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they useAlso called: biotechnology
Derived Formsergonomist (ɜːˈɡɒnəmɪst), noun
Word Origin for ergonomics
C20: from Greek ergon work + (eco) nomics
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Medicine definitions for ergonomically
[ ûr′gə-nŏm′ĭks ]
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
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Science definitions for ergonomically
[ ûr′gə-nŏm′ĭks ]
The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety.
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Culture definitions for ergonomically
[ (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.
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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