work·​sta·​tion ˈwərk-ˌstā-shən How to pronounce workstation (audio)
: an area with equipment for the performance of a specialized task usually by a single individual
: an intelligent terminal or personal computer usually connected to a computer network
: 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 From there, the naming advances to EliteBook 6, 8, X, and U (or Ultra), which presumably covers mid-to-high-end work laptops as well as workstations. Joe Osborne, PCMAG, 20 May 2024 This has left a gap at the top—and most profitable—end of the desktop market that Sun, Hewlett-Packard Co., and other makers of powerful workstations are working to fill. IEEE Spectrum, 18 May 2024 Inside is a sterile classroom, with a dozen desks laid out—each featuring a tablet, a workstation, and an array of tools. Justin Ling, WIRED, 2 May 2024 The Tools Pros Use Most Avid Pro Tools is a robust digital audio workstation and our Editors' Choice winner for larger recording and post-production projects. PCMAG, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for workstation 

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of workstation was in 1910

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“Workstation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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