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(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.
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