cubicle

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noun cu·bi·cle \ˈkyü-bi-kəl\

Definition of cubicle

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

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

Examples of cubicle in a Sentence

  1. data entry clerks busily typing in cubicles

Origin and Etymology of cubicle

Latin cubiculum, from cubare to lie, recline


First Known Use: 15th century


CUBICLE Defined for English Language Learners

cubicle

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noun cu·bi·cle \ˈkyü-bi-kəl\

Definition of cubicle for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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