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workstation

or work sta·tion

[wurk-stey-shuh n]
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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.

Origin of workstation

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for work station

work station

noun
  1. an area in an office where one person works
  2. 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

workstation

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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