workstation

noun
work·​sta·​tion | \ ˈwərk-ˌstā-shən How to pronounce workstation (audio) \

Definition of workstation

1 : an area with equipment for the performance of a specialized task usually by a single individual
2a : an intelligent terminal or personal computer usually connected to a computer network
b : a powerful microcomputer used especially for scientific or engineering work

Examples of workstation in a Sentence

Employees should keep their workstations neat and organized.

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Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammed Mehdi Shah Mansouri are accused of using the Samsam ransomware to encrypt files on 3,789 City of Atlanta computers, including servers and workstations, in an attempt to extort Bitcoin from Atlanta officials. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Iranians indicted in Atlanta city government ransomware attack," 5 Dec. 2018 The surgeons use a workstation that includes a virtual reality headset and a physical replica of the human eye and replicas of surgical tools. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Genentech Uses Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons," 6 Feb. 2019 AMD’s Cinderella story started with desktops and workstations in 2018, but for 2019 the chip company is extending its reach into laptops with new Ryzen with Radeon Vega processors. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD announces new mobile Ryzen chips and finally gets into Chromebooks," 6 Jan. 2019 All of this runs on a number of workstations, including three fitted with current high-end gaming graphics cards to run the three projectors. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This isn’t a game: We try out a professional driver-in-the-loop simulator," 9 Aug. 2018 Intel says that certain kinds of content creators want this kind of overclockable chip for their workstations. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon," 8 Oct. 2018 The store will feature an interactive Palette workstation and shoppers will also have the chance to browse physical samples. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "One Kings Lane is the Answer to Your Custom Furniture Needs," 17 Oct. 2018 The attack has affected tens of thousands of LabCorp workstations, servers and devices, and the disruption spread to Covance, the people said. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Medical Testing Giant LabCorp Hit by Ransomware Attack," 19 July 2018 Work Lofts offers an all-inclusive co-working package with Colectivo coffee, workstations, kitchen space, wireless internet and video conferencing abilities. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new co-working space is opening on Prospect Avenue. Colectivo coffee is included.," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of workstation

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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workstation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of workstation

: an area that has the equipment needed for one person to do a particular job
: a computer that is connected to a computer network

workstation

noun
work·​sta·​tion | \ ˈwərk-ˌstā-shən How to pronounce workstation (audio) \

Kids Definition of workstation

1 : an area with equipment for the performance of a particular task usually by one person
2 : a computer usually connected to a larger network

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