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  1. workstationnoun

    a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer


  1. workstationnoun

    a desktop computer, normally more powerful than a normal PC and often dedicated to a specific task, such as graphics

  2. workstationnoun

    an area, at a workplace, for a single worker


  1. workstation

    A workstation is a high-performance computer designed for technical or scientific applications such as graphic design, video editing, architectural modeling, and software development. It is intended to be used by one person at a time and may contain special hardware enhancements not found in a typical personal computer.


  1. Workstation

    A workstation is a high-end microcomputer designed for technical or scientific applications. Intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, they are commonly connected to a local area network and run multi-user operating systems. The term workstation has also been used to refer to a mainframe computer terminal or a PC connected to a network. Both being microcomputers, workstations had offered higher performance than desktop computers, especially with respect to CPU and graphics, memory capacity, and multitasking capability. They are optimized for the visualization and manipulation of different types of complex data such as 3D mechanical design, engineering simulation, animation and rendering of images, and mathematical plots. Typically, consoles consist of a high resolution display, a keyboard and a mouse at a minimum, but also offer multiple displays, graphics tablets, 3D mice, etc. Workstations were the first segment of the computer market to present advanced accessories and collaboration tools. Presently, the workstation market is highly commoditized and is dominated by large PC vendors, such as Dell and HP, selling Microsoft Windows or GNU/Linux running on Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron. Alternative Unix-based platforms are provided by Apple Inc.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'workstation' in Nouns Frequency: #2248

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of workstation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of workstation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of workstation in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    The NeXT Computer The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.

  2. Michael Parrish:

    Because I spend a good portion of my year away from the office, it's imperative that I have the right equipment to' construct' my own workstation.

  3. Scott Anderson:

    In the current form, the technology is very limited. The technology is very far from the fully automated workstation that we would need.

  4. Anonymous:

    If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation...

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