work·​place | \ ˈwərk-ˌplās How to pronounce workplace (audio) \

Definition of workplace

: a place (such as a shop or factory) where work is done

Examples of workplace in a Sentence

Foul language will not be tolerated in the workplace.
Recent Examples on the Web And while there are concrete advances that should follow from re-engineering the ownership and governance of the modern workplace, the responses on offer are also necessarily abstract. Christopher Mackin, The New Republic, "Toward an Economic Democracy," 25 Mar. 2020 These concerns even arise in workplaces, such as his, where precautions are being taken. Olivera Perkins, cleveland, "Manufacturing workers concerned about safety, but proud to battle coronavirus pandemic," 24 Mar. 2020 Even as governors, mayors, and businesses decided on their own to curb large gatherings and eventually close down schools, restaurants, and workplaces, the president at first offered no guidance about whether to take such action. Maggie Haberman,, "Used to meeting challenges with bluster and force, Trump confronts a crisis unlike any before," 21 Mar. 2020 Cuomo announced no more than 25 percent of the workforce can be physically in a workplace, a reduction from the 50 percent ordered on Wednesday. Fox News, "Cuomo likens coronavirus outbreak to 9/11 after New York sees large spike in cases," 20 Mar. 2020 Red Cross estimates that it has been shorted about 86,000 donations because of the cancellation of about 2,700 blood drives, many of which are held on college campuses, workplaces, and at community gathering spots. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Red Cross facing 'severe blood shortage' during coronavirus pandemic," 17 Mar. 2020 The recommendations do not extend to the workplace, essential public transportation and travel, or shopping. Indystar, Indianapolis Star, "Coronavirus Indiana updates: YMCA suspends youth programs, Indiana delays state testing," 13 Mar. 2020 Facing inequality, a majority of women emphasise on the importance of flexibility in the workplace, organisational budgets for upskilling, and second-career options among other things, the survey revealed. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Even an IIM degree doesn’t guarantee women equal opportunities at the workplace," 5 Mar. 2020 Check out more here on how to properly wash your hands and keep your areas, especially in the workplace, clean. Kelly Mccarthy, ABC News, "Wave goodbye to handshakes during coronavirus emergency," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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28 Mar 2020

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“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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: the office, factory, etc., where people work

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