work·place | \ˈwərk-ˌplās \

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.

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Californians aren’t exactly known for their stuffy workplace attire. Laura Newberry,, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 The law in Colorado still allows business owners to fire employees for violation of workplace rules, including using drugs on the job. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "What Michigan needs to learn from Colorado's legalized marijuana," 12 July 2018 The Medscape survey found far less serious behavior — after all, physicians rarely are as vulnerable as patients may be — but does shine a light on a difficult workplace situation, especially for women clinicians. Mary Bernard,, "Doctors report high rates of sexual harassment by patients, survey finds," 12 July 2018 The Uber saga has shined a spotlight on toxic workplace culture within the tech industry. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Uber’s HR chief steps down after reportedly ignoring racial discrimination complaints," 11 July 2018 Trump's first replacement choice, White House doctor Ronny Jackson, withdrew after allegations of workplace misconduct surfaced. Fox News, "Robert Wilkie approved by Senate panel to lead troubled VA," 10 July 2018 Trump’s first replacement choice, White House doctor Ronny Jackson, withdrew after allegations of workplace misconduct surfaced. Hope Yen, The Seattle Times, "Senate panel OKs Trump’s pick to lead troubled VA," 10 July 2018 Orange Is The New Black was, for four seasons, almost a workplace comedy., "Orange Is The New Black," 9 July 2018 Like reality, the film is a genre mash-up in the most satisfying of ways—part workplace comedy, part existential drama, with elements of science fiction. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Sorry to Bother You: A Dizzying Satire That Hungers for Truth," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of workplace

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

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