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workstation

[wurk-stey-shuh n] /ˈwɜrkˌsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a work or office area assigned to one person, often one accommodating a computer terminal or other electronic equipment.
2.
a computer terminal or personal computer connected to a mainframe or network.
3.
a powerful personal computer, often with a high-resolution display, used for computer-aided design, electronic publishing, or other graphics-intensive processing.
Also, work station.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Word Origin and History for workstations

workstation

n.

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

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