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[wurk-pleys] /ˈwɜrkˈpleɪs/
a person's place of employment.
any or all places where people are employed:
a bill to set safety standards for the workplace.
Origin of workplace
1820-30; work + place Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There were burrowing owls living on the outskirts of my workplace property.
  • Some guayaberas are casual, but others can be extremely formal, fit for the workplace or even a wedding.
  • Newspapers printed articles and letters about anti-white discrimination in the workplace.
  • Whichever system he thought of-by workplace, by floor or seat number-seemed to favor some people over others.
  • Forty years ago, a workplace meeting was a discussion with your immediate colleagues.
  • The physical location of your home and your workplace are probably the biggest deciding factors in choosing a carrier.
  • And imagine the impact when full fluency hits the workplace, the shopping mall, the living room.
  • So, by definition, there can be no perfect workplace posture and no perfect chair.
  • The factory has now been replaced by the office as the principal workplace in developed countries.
  • Implementing new workplace policies can significantly reduce your office's paper use.
British Dictionary definitions for workplace


a place, such as a factory or office, where people work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for workplace

1828, from work (n.) + place (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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