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repetitive strain injurynoun [U]

uk   us   (abbreviation RSI)
a ​painfulmedicalcondition that can ​causedamage to the ​hands, ​wrists, ​upperarms, and ​backs, ​especially of ​people who use ​computers and other ​forms of keyboard
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repetitive strain injurynoun

uk   us   (also repetitive stress injury, abbreviation RSI) HR
[U] a ​medicalcondition caused by repeated ​pressure or ​movements, usually ​leading to pain and ​weakness in the ​hand and ​arm: Officeworkers can suffer from ​work-related ill-health such as repetitive strain ​injury.
[C] an ​injury caused by repeated ​pressure or ​movements, usually affecting the ​hand and ​arm: She suffered repetitive ​stressinjuries as a ​directresult of using badly ​designedkeyboards.
(Definition of repetitive strain injury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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