workspace

noun

work·​space ˈwərk-ˌspās How to pronounce workspace (audio)
plural workspaces
: space for doing work
Every kitchen would benefit from an island. Islands provide additional storage and workspace to prepare food …Mia Hannom
: such as
a
: an environment in which people perform professional work : office sense 5c
COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way the world saw working from home. While many businesses have transitioned back to a centralized, physical workspace, nobody has forgotten the lessons taught by more than a year of video chats and email-based conversations.Larry Alton
b
: a space for the performance of a specialized task usually by a single individual : workstation sense 1
… Joan had proposed creating a … system whereby employees could reserve desks when they needed them. That idea had sparked immediate pushback: Many people wanted a more permanent workspace.Mark C. Bolino and Corey Phelps

Examples of workspace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hoot-n-Holler Inn is an artist-run workspace in Mid-City with interactive play spaces for children. Carlie Kollath Wells, Axios, 15 July 2024 Everyone wants their workspace to be both stylish and practical. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 July 2024 Although the break room is air-conditioned, McAllister said the workspace has no temperature controls. Niko Kommenda, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 But that doesn’t mean an array of attractive workspace additions, like gyms and cinemas, is the answer to increasing office attendance. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for workspace 

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of workspace was in 1881

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“Workspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workspace. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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