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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: ergon 'work' + English -omics (as in economics)

ergonomics

noun
     
er‧go‧nom‧ics [uncountable]
BEC the way in which the careful design of equipment helps people to work better and more quickly:
We were very impressed with the machine's ergonomics.
ergonomic adjective:
a new ergonomic design
ergonomically adverb
ergonomist noun [countable]

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