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Designed to conserve human energy in performing work or to decrease the amount of human labor needed.
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or la′bor-sav`ing,

designed to reduce human labor: The dishwasher is a laborsaving device.
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Adj.1.laborsaving - designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor; "laborsaving devices like washing machines"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
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I doubt that even lawyers will long be able to resist calls to allow such businesses to use the latest laborsaving technology.
Moreover, if they will force corporations to direct hire, wouldn't this contribute to unemployment, as some corporations would definitely resort to laborsaving devices to balance their operations and growth targets?
Wholly resourceful and analytical algorithmic strategies which aim to acquire and curtail all ways of human knowledge and meaning throughout the laborsaving clarification, formalization and handling of signs are unsuccessful in identifying the unrivaled features of human imaginativeness and its related tacit knowledge.
(1) Pandya (2010) analyzes survey data from 17 Latin American countries and establishes that labor support for FDI is robust to a wide array of possible reasons for labor to oppose FDI, including the introduction of laborsaving technologies and nationalist sentiment.
"While the large farmers are calling for gasoline-plowing outfits, hay loaders and all sorts of laborsaving devices, you will see that the one-horse farmers need help too.
Ovention's countertop ovens feature an intuitive touchscreen interface, USB menu loading capability, patented laborsaving features and more.
(21) The conditions of employment really were better for many Americans when domestic industry had fewer international competitors, fewer women participated in the workforce, and laborsaving technology was less advanced.
Labor productivity growth, a key gauge of a nation's standard of living, reveals large gains achieved between 2002 and 2007 due to both the industry's aggressive adoption of laborsaving initiatives from the legacy carriers and large output gains from the low-cost carriers.
Furthermore, despite their diversity, the proposed EIS cell biosensor has several advantages over traditional optical methods, including low-cost (not needing much more expensive instruments and reagents), noninvasive, laborsaving, and higher precision (RSD < 5% for the proposed EIS cell sensor versus RSD < 10% for CCK-8 assays).
As a result of this study, it could be recommended that frozen killing could be an alternative, laborsaving, and effective method in the field of crayfish processing industry.
So, we hypothesized that group-based training, as a more laborsaving option, may be an appealing approach if it can be proved to produce similar or even better outcomes.