Definition of ergonomics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɜːɡəˈnɒmɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɜːrɡəˈnɑːmɪks//
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the study of working conditions, especially the design of equipment and furniture, in order to help people work more efficiently There is a need for formal ergonomics in any design where the designer himself is not an experienced user. Word Origin1950s: from Greek ergon ‘work’, on the pattern of economics.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ergonomics