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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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots + (eco)nomics.]
er′go·nom′ic, er′go·no·met′ric (-nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
er·gon′o·mist (ûr-gŏn′ə-mĭst) 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]
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.
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
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|Noun||1.||ergonomics - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments|
ergonomics[ˌɜːgəʊˈnɒmɪks] NSING → ergonomía f
ergonomics[ˌɜːrgəˈnɒmɪks] n → ergonomie f
ergonomics[ˌɜːgəˈnɒmɪks] nsg → ergonomia
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.