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English definition of “repetitive strain injury”

repetitive strain injury

noun     (also repetitive stress injury, abbreviation RSI) HR
[U] a medical condition caused by repeated pressure or movements , usually leading to pain and weakness in the hand and arm : Office workers can suffer from work-related ill-health such as repetitive strain injury . → Compare carpal tunnel syndrome
[C] an injury caused by repeated pressure or movements , usually affecting the hand and arm : She suffered repetitive stress injuries as a direct result of using badly designed keyboards .
(Definition of repetitive strain injury noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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