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ergonomics

noun [U]     /ˌɜː.ɡəˈnɒm.ɪks/ US  /ˌɝː.ɡəˈnɑː.mɪks/
the scientific study of people and their working conditions , especially done in order to improve effectiveness : A specialist in ergonomics will work with the team designing the production line in our new factory . The ergonomics of the new office furniture have reduced eyestrain and back problems among the computer users .Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producingEfficient and effectiveComfortable and uncomfortable ergonomic     /-ˈnɒm.ɪk/ US  /-ˈnɑː.mɪk/ adjective ergonomic design / features Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producingEfficient and effectiveComfortable and uncomfortable ergonomically     /-ˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈnɑː.mɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producingEfficient and effectiveComfortable and uncomfortable
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