therblig

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By partial reversal of the name of its inventor "F. B. Gilbreth", American engineer

Noun[edit]

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therblig ‎(plural therbligs)

  1. (time and motion study) Any of a set of fundamental motions required for a worker to perform a manual operation.
    • 1973, Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love:
      Minimize your therblig until it becomes automatic; this doubles your effective lifetime—and thereby gives time to enjoy butterflies and kittens and rainbows.

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