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 For many, a specialized drawing tablet is the preferred tool for bringing your art workstation with you. Harry Rabinowitz, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2022 Wrists should ideally be parallel to your workstation. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune, 12 July 2022 In this scenario, cyberattackers can more easily perform a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to that user’s workstation. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 The directive said the stools could be placed by the manager’s office, at the commercial desk, or by the cashier’s workstation. Dan Eaton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 This kitchen workstation takes advantage of vertical space while providing a writing surface, storage shelves, and a spot to display a family calendar and corkboard. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2022 The most mesmerizing work is Sondra Perry’s sculpture, an eccentric office workstation cobbled together from an exercise bicycle and a wraparound trio of flat-screen monitors. Christopher Knightart Critic, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 Regardless, the new chip again fell behind the M1 Pro and M1 Max, making the older processors better bets for workstation-style graphics performance. Brian Westover, PCMAG, 8 July 2022 In the case of this sunny little workstation designed by Barry Dixon, extra square footage was repurposed as a flower-arranging room. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 June 2022 See More

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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 27 Sep. 2022.

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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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