Ergonomics Definition

ûrgə-nŏmĭks
noun
Ergonomic factors or arrangement.
Webster's New World
The study of the problems of people in adjusting to their environment; esp., the science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker.
Webster's New World
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
American Heritage Medicine
Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.
American Heritage Medicine
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Origin of Ergonomics

  • Greek ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots (eco)nomics

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined in 1950 from Ancient Greek ἔργον (ergon, “work”) + economics

    From Wiktionary

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