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 The female employee tried to call security but the phone near her workstation was not working. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 10 July 2021 As Justin settled in at his workstation, his Thermos toppled to the floor. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 Like many companies that have reopened their offices after the pandemic, Quartz has adopted a shared workstation system, and new procedures to promote health and safety. Anne Quito, Quartz, 2 July 2021 Kraus Kore 30-inch, stainless-steel, under-mount, deep workstation sink is $299.95, a $100 savings at checkout. oregonlive, 21 June 2021 Manufacturing leader Honeywell released a report in January that indicated that 68% of respondents do not feel completely safe at their workstation. Tony Uphoff, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Sterilize your workstation, equipment, hands, and anything else that may come in contact with meat. Cameron Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2021 What’s the best kneeling office chair for my ergonomic workstation? Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 Bruce Arians will give Alex Guerrero an all-access pass and a workstation with TB12 signage on the Bucs sideline., 13 May 2021

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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 29 Jul. 2021.

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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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