Vocabulary Building: “ERGONOMICS” – Meaning and Usage

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.

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.”

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