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human engineering

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an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker.

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Also called ergonomics, human-factors engineering [hyoo-muhn -fak-terz or, often, yoo‐]. /ˈhyu mən ˌfæk tərz or, often, ˈyu‐/.

Origin of human engineering

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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