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human engineering

noun
1.
an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker.
Also called ergonomics, human-factors engineering
[hyoo-muh n fak-terz or, often, yoo‐] /ˈhyu mən ˌfæk tərz or, often, ˈyu‐/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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