Etymology
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workstation (n.)

also work-station, 1950, from work (n.) + station (n.). Computer sense is from 1972.

updated on May 04, 2014

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Definitions of workstation from WordNet

workstation (n.)
a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer;
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