[ thur-blig ]
/ ˈθɜr blɪg /


(in time and motion study) any of the basic elements involved in completing a given manual operation or task that can be subjected to analysis.

Nearby words

  1. therapist,
  2. therapsid,
  3. therapy,
  4. theravada,
  5. theravadin,
  6. there,
  7. there are plenty of fish in the sea,
  8. there but for the grace of god go i,
  9. there is no joy in mudville,
  10. there was a little girl / who had a little curl

Origin of therblig

1930–35, Americanism; anagram of F. B. Gilbreth (1868–1924), American engineer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019