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ergonomics Line breaks: ergo|nom¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌəːɡəˈnɒmɪks/

Definition of ergonomics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.
Example sentences
  • Have fun while learning about gravity, anatomy, ergonomics, and social dynamics!
  • To designers, though, ergonomics means comfortable efficiency - an excellent goal.
  • Along with ergonomics, precision and efficiency have become important issues as well.


Pronunciation: /əːˈɡɒnəmɪst/


1950s: from Greek ergon 'work', on the pattern of economics.

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