work·sta·tion | \ˈwərk-ˌstā-shən \

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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There are multiple rooms that visitors need to navigate which include workstations and stored parts on display, (purposely) dingy hallways, and two pre-show presentations. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Universal's Virtual Line revamps queues for attractions," 13 June 2018 It will be optimized for workstations and datacenters. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year," 5 June 2018 The living room was the office with all these monitors and workstations set up everywhere and just whiteboards as far as the eye can see. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 Their desks and workstations were across the newsroom., "How the Capital Gazette attack happened," 1 July 2018 Max The advent of the digital audio workstation and affordable, reliable computers has democratized music creation. Philip Montoro, Chicago Reader, "Producer and performer Thoom on one of Arab music’s greatest voices," 15 May 2018 But, from a power perspective at least, if a 4-terabyte, six-core MacBook Pro does in fact mean people can step away from their desktop workstations and produce heavy multimedia projects in the field, that is a marked improvement. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's MacBook Pros Get Faster Chips, New Keyboards (Kinda)," 12 July 2018 At stores such as Target, the staffer often has no dedicated workstation. Carolina A. Miranda, The Atlantic, "The Unbearable Awkwardness of Automation," 13 June 2018 For guests arriving early or departing late, the Luana Lounge offers lockers, showers, a bathing suit water extractor, a computer workstation, and a comfortable place to hang out. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney's Aulani resort: A Hawaiian vacation, with characters," 8 Apr. 2018

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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 \

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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