One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular The study of people's efficiency in their working environment.
- ‘Listening to workers and putting into place good ergonomics and good science can yield dividends.’
- ‘Along with ergonomics, precision and efficiency have become important issues as well.’
- ‘Have fun while learning about gravity, anatomy, ergonomics, and social dynamics!’
- ‘The science of ergonomics recently has become an important consideration in health care settings.’
- ‘Engineered with the ergonomics of a spinal column, the highest grade of surgical stainless steel is crafted into stout links of solid metal.’
- ‘Minus points aside, the cabin ergonomics are first-rate and it's easy to achieve a comfortable driving position.’
- ‘It's time to do away with the old prejudices about cordless technology and ergonomics.’
- ‘So what other simple ergonomics am I neglecting in everyday life?’
- ‘But this car has ‘excellent ergonomics and beautiful switch gear and trim’ to keep drivers happy.’
- ‘Finally, consider the ergonomics of your workspace, especially lighting, and keyboard and screen height.’
- ‘The senior members of society have their own ergonomics and anthropometrics.’
- ‘The interior design is pleasant and the ergonomics are excellent.’
- ‘My study of industrial design and ergonomics helps greatly.’
- ‘To designers, though, ergonomics means comfortable efficiency - an excellent goal.’
- ‘His background is in human-computer interaction, design cognition, ergonomics and psychology.’
- ‘The science of ergonomics can vastly improve ballot design by creating ballots that are easy to read and use.’
- ‘In the past, ergonomics studies were confined to performance measures, such as error rates and reaction times.’
- ‘Then there is the issue of agent efficiency and productivity - positive ergonomics helps agents get more work done.’
- ‘Once they get it, they do not mind spending more to incorporate air-conditioner, sound system and comfort seats that define ergonomics.’
- ‘It goes beyond engineering ergonomics to the base level of why equipment will be used: to fight, win and survive.’
1950s: from Greek ergon ‘work’, on the pattern of economics.
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