In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a new English word – “ergonomics.”
Let’s break it into parts and learn the word’s origin.
The root of the word – “ergon” comes from Greek and means “work.”
“Nomics” simply comes from the English word “Economics.”
So, what is economics? Economics is a study of wealth and how it is formed and distributed.
And so, what is the literal meaning of “ergonomics?”
Ergonomics is a study of efficiency at work. It concerns itself with making sure people work efficiently and without stress or injury.
And here is an example of how to use it in a sentence:
“A modern computer mouse has an ergonomic design.”