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"time-and-motion study" in British English

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time-and-motion studynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌtaɪm.əndˈməʊ.ʃən ˌstʌd.i/  us   /ˌtaɪm.ənˈmoʊ.ʃən ˌstʌd.i/
(Definition of time-and-motion study from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"time and motion study" in Business English

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time and motion studynoun [C]

uk   us   (also motion study) HR, WORKPLACE
an ​examination of how quick and ​effective a company's ​workingmethods are, and how to ​improve them: The Executive Committee decided to ​carry out a ​time and ​motionstudy to ​check whether our ​claims were ​true.
(Definition of time and motion study from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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