Definition of human engineering in US English:

human engineering


  • The management of industrial labor, especially with regard to relationships between people and machines; ergonomics.

    • ‘She clapped her hands together and gasped at this feat of human engineering.’
    • ‘But there's no shortage of opposition to human engineering.’
    • ‘To be able to talk to anyone, at any time, without the mediator of the human messenger and without the messenger's attendant delays, is a thoroughly modern triumph of human engineering.’
    • ‘If you live in a city, as I do, everything you see in every direction is the product of human engineering, design, or manipulation.’
    • ‘One held up in the brightness of day, clean and normal and ordered, a testament to industry and human engineering, housing everyday people doing everyday jobs and going about their everyday business.’


human engineering

/ˈ(h)yo͞omən ˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG/