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er·go·nom·ics

 (ûr′gə-nŏm′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort: The ergonomics of the new office were felt to be optimal.

[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + (eco)nomics.]

er′go·nom′ic, er′go·no·met′ric (-nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
er′go·nom′i·cal·ly adv.
er·gon′o·mist (ûr-gŏn′ə-mĭst) n.

ergonomic

(ˌɜːɡəˈnɒmɪk)
adj
1. (Psychology) of or relating to ergonomics
2. designed to minimize physical effort and discomfort, and hence maximize efficiency
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ergonomic - of or relating to ergonomics
Translations

ergonomic

[ˌɜːgəʊˈnɒmɪk] ADJergonómico

ergonomic

adj, ergonomically
advergonomisch

ergonomic

adj ergonómico -ca
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17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic radiology furniture, monitor mounting solutions and reading room design guidance, will be showcasing an expanded line of ergonomic radiologist reading workstations at the upcoming RSNA 2015 annual meeting.
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Chamber of Commerce urged the occupational safety agency to wait for the National Academy of Sciences to finish a study on whether there is a scientific basis for national ergonomic standards.