Workstation meaning

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A desktop computer, normally more powerful than a normal PC and often dedicated to a specific task, such as graphics.
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An area, at a workplace, for a single worker.
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A terminal or personal computer that is connected to a network.
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(1) A high-performance, single-user machine geared to the professional rather than the consumer. Employed for video editing, computer-aided design (CAD), software development, medical imaging and scientific applications, workstations use a fast multicore CPU with large amounts of memory (RAM) and storage. Today, a workstation is typically an x86-based computer running Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. In the past, RISC-based machines from Sun, HP, IBM and SGI fell into the workstation category.
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A sophisticated computer used for a specific purpose, such as software development or imaging.
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The definition of a workstation is a high-powered computer that can be used for professional work, or a designated area where a specific job or jobs are performed.

A powerful Windows PC that can be used to run complex database programs is an example of a workstation.

A cubicle where you perform your job is an example of a workstation.

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An area, as in an office, outfitted with equipment and furnishings for one worker and usually including a computer.
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A person's work area, including furniture, appliances, etc.; often, specif., such an area with a terminal or personal computer.
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A computer, usually intermediate in power between a personal computer and a minicomputer, used for complex or specialized applications, as in engineering design.
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