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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.
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Origin of workstation

First recorded in 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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