workplace

noun
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.

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Like many companies, Under Armour has struggled at times to professionalize its workplace as the once scrappy startup has grown into a business with thousands of employees. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Meet Under Armour CEO’s Unusual Adviser: An MSNBC Anchor," 21 Feb. 2019 Most obviously, the large share of the private sector workforce that is employed by companies with more than $1 billion in revenue would gain a measure of democratic control over the future of their workplace. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Top House Democrats join Elizabeth Warren’s push to fundamentally change American capitalism," 14 Dec. 2018 Social networks spread discord and hate across our politics, a myriad of addictive devices hook us in and then drive us apart, and new technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and robotics could mean vast changes across our workplace. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Turn and face the change: Recode and Vox.com are partnering," 1 Nov. 2018 Reporters appeared at my home and at my workplace demanding information about the letter in the presence of my graduate students. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Christine Blasey Ford's Opening Statement at Brett Kavanaugh's Hearing," 27 Sep. 2018 Reporters appeared at my home and at my workplace, demanding information about the letter in the presence of my graduate students. Fox News, "Christine Blasey Ford's full opening testimony," 27 Sep. 2018 The rapper also pointed out that her situation reflects how women in general are taken advantage of or not taken seriously in their workplaces. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nicki Minaj Is Disgusted Kylie Jenner Is Using Stormi to Promote Travis Scott's Tour," 20 Aug. 2018 The company was rocked last year by accusations of gender discrimination and harassment in its workplace, as well as other issues, ultimately leading to the ouster of the chief executive at the time, Travis Kalanick. Mike Isaac, BostonGlobe.com, "At Uber, new questions arise about executive behavior," 14 July 2018 The company was rocked last year by accusations of gender discrimination and harassment in its workplace, as well as other issues, ultimately leading to the ouster of the chief executive at the time, Travis Kalanick. New York Times, "At Uber, New Questions Arise About Executive Behavior," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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workplace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of workplace

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

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