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English definition of “time-and-motion study”

time-and-motion study

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌtaɪm.əndˈməʊ.ʃənˌstʌd.i/ US  /-ˈmoʊ-/
a study of work methods, especially in industry or business, in order to find the most effective way of operatingJudgments and analysesBusiness and commerce - general words
(Definition of time-and-motion study noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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