Definition of time and motion in English:

time and motion

Pronunciation /ˌtʌɪm ən(d) ˈməʊʃn/


  • Attributive Designating the study of an industrial or other operation with regard to the time taken and method followed in carrying out each of its constituent tasks, usually with a view to improving efficiency; relating to, concerned with, or involving study of this kind.


Early 20th century. From time + and + motion.