Definition of ergonomics in English:

ergonomics

plural noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘Minus points aside, the cabin ergonomics are first-rate and it's easy to achieve a comfortable driving position.’
    • ‘So what other simple ergonomics am I neglecting in everyday life?’
    • ‘His background is in human-computer interaction, design cognition, ergonomics and psychology.’
    • ‘Along with ergonomics, precision and efficiency have become important issues as well.’
    • ‘It goes beyond engineering ergonomics to the base level of why equipment will be used: to fight, win and survive.’
    • ‘The senior members of society have their own ergonomics and anthropometrics.’
    • ‘To designers, though, ergonomics means comfortable efficiency - an excellent goal.’
    • ‘The interior design is pleasant and the ergonomics are excellent.’
    • ‘Once they get it, they do not mind spending more to incorporate air-conditioner, sound system and comfort seats that define ergonomics.’
    • ‘Engineered with the ergonomics of a spinal column, the highest grade of surgical stainless steel is crafted into stout links of solid metal.’
    • ‘The science of ergonomics can vastly improve ballot design by creating ballots that are easy to read and use.’
    • ‘It's time to do away with the old prejudices about cordless technology and ergonomics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finally, consider the ergonomics of your workspace, especially lighting, and keyboard and screen height.’
    • ‘My study of industrial design and ergonomics helps greatly.’
    • ‘But this car has ‘excellent ergonomics and beautiful switch gear and trim’ to keep drivers happy.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ergonomics

/ˌərɡəˈnɑmɪks//ˌərɡəˈnämiks/