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job analysis

a detailed study of the requirements necessary to complete a job, taking into consideration chiefly the order of operation, material and machinery needed, and the necessary qualifications of workers.
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1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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job analysis

the analysis of the contents of a job in order to provide a job description for such purposes as fitting the job into a grading structure or matching individual capabilities to job requirements
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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