ergonomics


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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.

ergonomics

(ˌɜːɡəˈnɒmɪks)
n
(Psychology) (functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they use. Also called: biotechnology
[C20: from Greek ergon work + (eco)nomics]
ergonomist n

er•go•nom•ics

(ˌɜr gəˈnɒm ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker. Also called human engineering.
[1945–50; ergo-1 + (eco)nomics]
er`go•nom′ic, adj.
er`go•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.

ergonomics

the study of the relation of man to the environment in which he works and the application of anatomical, physiological, psychological, and engineering knowledge to the problems involved. Also called biotechnology. — ergonomic, adj.
See also: Environment
the study of the various factors affecting man in his working environment. Also called biotechnology. — ergonomic, adj.
See also: Mankind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ergonomics - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environmentsergonomics - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
Translations

ergonomics

[ˌɜːgəʊˈnɒmɪks] NSINGergonomía f

ergonomics

[ˌɜːrgəˈnɒmɪks] nergonomie f

ergonomics

n singErgonomie f, → Arbeitswissenschaft f

ergonomics

[ˌɜːgəˈnɒmɪks] nsgergonomia

er·go·nom·ics

n. ergonomía, rama de la ecología que estudia la creación y diseño de maquinarias en su ambiente físico y la relación de las mismas con el bienestar humano.

ergonomics

n ergonomía
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