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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Meanwhile, 77 percent of respondents who had a job in the previous year worked to avoid mistreatment in the workplace. Jena Mcgregor, Washington Post, "How employers are preparing for a gender non-binary world," 2 July 2019 Those fired for their behavior in the workplace may suspect they are in fact being punished not so much on ethical grounds as for other kinds of failure or incompetence. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, "Notes on Cancel Culture," 1 July 2019 That document would alter the course of history and women’s rights in the workplace. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "Lilly Ledbetter: 5 ways to ensure you get equal pay," 1 July 2019 Countless studies have extolled the benefits — for employees and companies — of having pets in the workplace. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000," 30 June 2019 Now, insisting that a natural hair texture or style such as dreadlocks, cornrows, twists, or braids is not acceptable in the workplace will be prohibited. Sarah Midkiff,, "California To Become First State To Ban Discrimination Based On Natural Hair," 30 June 2019 This contract for the American worker has a modest goal: to restore some balance in the workplace so that America's workers have some of the same basic protections that workers in every other industrial nation have. Steven Greenhouse For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "We need to ask the 2020 candidates what they will do for workers," 28 June 2019 Finding that balance hasn’t come without making demands in the workplace. Dana Rose Falcone,, "MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle Opens Up About 'Struggles' of Balancing Motherhood and a Full-Time Career," 28 June 2019 Kaleka wants to continue the group’s outreach — especially in the workplace setting. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pardeep Kaleka, son of Oak Creek Sikh temple founder and shooting victim, will help community heal as Interfaith leader," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jul 2019

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The first known use of workplace was in 1708

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English Language Learners Definition of workplace

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

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