V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: safe, comfortable, and efficient, said especially about equipment and furniture in the workplace

Synonyms: safe, efficient, comfortable

Antonyms: hazardous, harmful, inefficient

Tips: Ergonomics is the study of people and their working conditions, especially done in order to improve safety and effectiveness. Anything designed to increase efficiency and safety in the work place is considered ergonomic.

Usage Examples:

New ergonomic keyboards are designed to put less stress on your hands and wrist. (safe, efficient)

New ergonomic computer mouses are designed to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. (comfortable, safe)

We just ordered new office chairs that are supposed to be more ergonomic and support you in an upright position that contours your back. (comfortable)

Operational consultants are visiting our plant next week to see if we can make changes to improve the ergonomics of our facility. (safety, efficiency) noun

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