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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Inventory is stored on shelves that the robots, which resemble Roomba vacuum cleaners, pick up and deliver to people at workstations on the perimeter. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 The two desktops will include the ConceptD 500 (available in June), which comes in white with a woodgrain-look top panel, and the ConceptD 900 (available in May), a high-performance workstation. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators," 12 Apr. 2019 The two soldiers sit side by side at their own workstations, LCD touchscreen control panels hovering in their laps. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Crazy Ad for an Israeli Future Tank Is Something Else," 12 Mar. 2019 Truck drivers help teams build the exact same workstations – from fuel carts to flooring and Snap-on cabinets – at each track for every car on the team. Katie Macdonald, Popular Mechanics, "What's It Like to Be in a Pit Crew at the Indy 500?," 26 May 2016 Kitchen appliances and cabinetry line one wall of the living room, leaving a cozy nook for a computer workstation. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Historic Bush Temple, once a piano showroom, gets second life as boutique apartments," 26 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of workstation

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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