therblig

therblig

[thur-blig]
noun
(in time and motion study) any of the basic elements involved in completing a given manual operation or task that can be subjected to analysis.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; anagram of F. B. Gilbreth (1868–1924), American engineer

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