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 Jean's apartment had art on the wall behind the couch, an ottoman and rug in the living room and a workstation near the bar, Cleary testified. Darran Simon, CNN, "The prosecution rests its case in the Amber Guyger murder trial," 26 Sep. 2019 For this procedure, the team set up an identical remote workstation that was connected to the robot through a high-speed internet connection. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Robot Helps Perform First Long-Distance Heart Surgery," 6 Sep. 2019 Students were expected to complete each task at a variety of workstations within 15 minutes. Julie Gallant,, "Students raising money for national SkillsUSA contest," 30 May 2018 Larger laptops are typically big, weighty machines, pushing into the territory of mobile workstations. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Dynabook launches 15-inch thin-and-light Tecra X50 notebook with some big conveniences," 5 Sep. 2019 The old office was converted into an office with seven computer workstations for players to review video. Peter Abraham,, "We can thank Astros, Diamondbacks for saving the trade deadline," 3 Aug. 2019 Without any provocation, a man at a Florida Walmart grabbed a cashier's head, violently twisted it and mashed it against her workstation Wednesday afternoon. Tiffini Theisen,, "Video: Walmart shopper in Florida attacks cashier without provocation," 4 Oct. 2019 Jean had art hanging on the wall behind the couch, an ottoman in the living room and a workstation set up near the bar. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Amber Guyger, white Dallas ex-cop, says she was 'scared to death' when she shot black neighbor Botham Jean," 28 Sep. 2019 The inspiration for the Burnside came in late 2016 after a meeting with union representatives, when Mr. Urdahl surveyed the small second shift and its empty workstations from a balcony. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Red Wing, Iconic U.S. Shoe Maker, Labors Mightily to Bring Production Home," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of workstation

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Workstation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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