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cubicle

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noun cu·bi·cle \ˈkyü-bi-kəl\

Simple Definition of cubicle

  • : a work space in a large office with a desk that is usually surrounded by low walls

  • : a small space in a public room (such as a bathroom) that has walls for privacy

Full Definition of cubicle

  1. 1 :  a sleeping compartment partitioned off from a large room

  2. 2 a :  a small partitioned space; especially :  one with a desk used for work in a business office b :  carrel

Examples of cubicle

  1. <data entry clerks busily typing in cubicles>



Origin of cubicle

Latin cubiculum, from cubare to lie, recline


First Known Use: 15th century



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