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ergonomics

noun [U] uk   /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.
ergonomic
adjective uk   /-ˈnɒm.ɪk/ us    /-ˈnɑː.mɪk/
ergonomic design/features
ergonomically
adverb uk   /-ˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈnɑː.mɪ.kəl.i/
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