human engineering


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

Nearby words

  1. human chorionic somatomammotropic hormone,
  2. human comedy, the,
  3. human diploid cell rabies vaccine,
  4. human ecology,
  5. human embryonic stem cell,
  6. human fertilization and embryology authority,
  7. human gamma globulin,
  8. human genetics,
  9. human genome project,
  10. human geography

Origin of human engineering

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Also called ergonomics, human-factors engineering [hyoo-muh n fak-terz or, often, yoo‐] /ˈhyu mən ˌfæk tərz or, often, ˈyu‐/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019