• synonyms


or work sta·tion

[wurk-stey-shuh n]
See more synonyms for workstation on Thesaurus.com
  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.
Show More

Origin of workstation

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

building, shop, center, facility, agency, factory, bureau, department, suite, store, room, laptop, workstation, minicomputer, warehouse, setup, cave, foundry, clone, computer

Word Origin and History for workstations



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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper