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workshop

[wurk-shop] /ˈwɜrkˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
a room, group of rooms, or building in which work, especially mechanical work, is carried on.
2.
a seminar, discussion group, or the like, that emphasizes exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques, skills, etc.:
a theater workshop; opera workshop.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; work + shop
Related forms
postworkshop, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for work shop

workshop

/ˈwɜːkˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
a room or building in which manufacturing or other forms of manual work are carried on
2.
a room in a private dwelling, school, etc, set aside for crafts
3.
a group of people engaged in study or work on a creative project or subject: a music workshop
verb
4.
(transitive) to perform (a play) with no costumes, set, or musical accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for work shop

workshop

n.

1580s, from work (n.) + shop (n.). Meaning "gathering for study, etc.," is from 1937.

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