View synonyms for workstation


or work sta·tion

[ wurk-stey-shuhn ]


  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.

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of workstation1

First recorded in 1930–35

Discover More

Example Sentences

In between calls to the rental company, Ali, a lawyer, set up her workstation in the Murphy bedroom that was sandwiched between my sleeping quarters and bathroom.

According to a statement given to Wired, the hackers busted into the system by compromising software called TeamViewer, which allows remote operators to control connected workstations from afar.

Now, as the unionization vote approaches, she said managers have come by workstations to hand employees water bottles and candy.

Every year, there’s at least one—usually more—elaborate multi-monitor workstation that looks like something you’d find in a NASA training facility or in the bedroom of that one guy at work who really loves Battlestar Galactica.

She and other team members then spent the rest of that day and late into the evening, and several days more, sitting at their workstations, painstakingly combing through AlphaFold 2’s training data to try to find the mistake.

From Fortune

Sometime in the early hours of the day KAL 007 was shot down, Beck arrived at his workstation at the embassy.


Word of the Day


[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.




Works Progress Administrationwork stoppage