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human factors engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation HFE)
the ​act of ​studying how ​people use ​systems or ​equipment in ​order to ​design, ​develop, and ​createtechnology that is ​safer, more ​effective, etc.: Human Factors Engineering is used to ​improve patient ​safety by ​applying what is known about ​humancapabilities and limitations when ​evaluatingproducts or ​processes.
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