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 Instead, the investigation included a reminder about the kinds of behaviors that are not appropriate in the workplace. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Probe into complaints finds Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman Spencer not subject to city's anti-harassment policy," 8 Apr. 2021 Studies show men are more likely to commit bullying in the workplace, while women are more likely to be bullied. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Why Hollywood keeps enabling abusive movie moguls, even after #MeToo," 7 Apr. 2021 Three in five older workers have experienced or witnessed ageism in the workplace, according to the AARP. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "'Not Done Yet': Author Bonnie Marcus on how women over 50 can fight and prevent ageism at work," 7 Apr. 2021 Why petty drama matters in the workplace, and other advice on office thievery. Megan Greenwell, Wired, "Help! My Colleague Is Taking Credit for My Work," 7 Apr. 2021 Connecting the dots, 15% of respondents have never changed their password, and those same unchanged passwords are in the workplace. Rob Cheng, Forbes, "Issue Company Passwords: One Solution To A Complex And Growing Problem," 6 Apr. 2021 Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the company is focused on advancing racial justice in the workplace and in recruiting. Washington Post, "A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.," 6 Apr. 2021 What can employers do to support mental health in the workplace? Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: How to boost mental health at your workplace," 6 Apr. 2021 But sometimes there are things that can get people’s way in terms of getting jobs, being successful in the workplace. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Equal time? Why time is a social justice issue," 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of workplace

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

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