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therblig

[thur-blig] /ˈθɜr blɪg/
noun
1.
(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
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; anagram of F. B. Gilbreth (1868-1924), American engineer
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