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.
Recent Examples on the Web Not in the market for a dynamo of a home workstation? Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Prep for the new school year with these one-day Apple deals at Woot!," 9 July 2020 Ergonomics is the act of making a workstation as friendly to the body as possible to reduce stress, said Jonathan Pulieo, MS CPE — the managing director of office solutions firm Humanscale. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "How to buy the best ergonomic office chair, according to experts," 18 June 2020 For example, Base Coat Salon, whose Colorado locations are set to reopen June 1, will not allow more than ten people inside a salon at any given time, with all workstations measured six feet apart. Megan Decker,, "Is It Safe To Go To The Nail Salon Again?," 31 May 2020 In Connecticut, restaurants that reopened Wednesday for outdoor dining are required to rearrange workstations so that employees don't face one another, and stagger shifts and break times to minimize contact among them. Author: David Crary, Dave Collins, Nicole Winfield, Anchorage Daily News, "Reopening: It’s back to business, but not business as usual," 20 May 2020 The pandemic has highlighted worker conditions at slaughterhouses, where cold, damp factories and crowded workstations make infectious diseases particularly hard to control. Isis Almeida,, "Meat Companies Get Pressure from Investors to Improve Working Conditions," 20 May 2020 Staff must wear masks and workstations must meet social distancing and sanitation guidelines. Fox News, "America reopening: Dozens of states including Michigan, Ohio ease coronavirus restrictions this week," 11 May 2020 Workers entering the plant will be able to voluntarily submit to health checks, and workstations have been rearranged to keep employees at a safe distance from one another, the company said. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "European Car Sales Fall the Most in Decades, Signaling Slump," 17 Apr. 2020 One of Su's strategies has been to offer performance once reserved for elite corporate workstations in chips aimed at typical creative professionals like photo editors and software developers, or even home enthusiast videographers and gamers. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "AMD’s Command Performace at CES 2020 Was Years in the Making," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of workstation

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Workstation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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


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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