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