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[wurk-stey-shuh n] /ˈwɜrkˌsteɪ ʃən/
a work or office area assigned to one person, often one accommodating a computer terminal or other electronic equipment.
a computer terminal or personal computer connected to a mainframe or network.
a powerful personal computer, often with a high-resolution display, used for computer-aided design, electronic publishing, or other graphics-intensive processing.
Origin of workstation
1930-35 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for work station
  • Who needs to sit when you can strap your work station right to your neck.
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  • So he bought an empty van and had it fashioned into a rolling work station, then hired a driver.
  • Three types of work station panel construction and three work station configurations were examined.
British Dictionary definitions for work station

work station

an area in an office where one person works
(computing) a device or component of an electronic office system consisting of a display screen and keyboard used to handle electronic office work
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Word Origin and History for work station



also work-station, 1950, from work (n.) + station. Computer sense is from 1977.

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