The area that an operator of a machine or tool can reach while sitting or standing during the task. It is an ergonomic concept used in the design to engineer the best and most efficent placement of monitors and tools used by the operator.

REACH ENVELOPE: "The reach envelope for Jim's workstation was a circle about 7 feet across."
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