Definition of workspace in English:



  • 1Space in which to work.

    ‘the kitchen is all white, with maximum workspace’
    • ‘Additions like these ensure that any personal workspace that is taken away is replaced with space that benefits employees in ways they may appreciate even more than an extra foot of floorspace or their own filing cabinet.’
    • ‘To enhance the rhythmic nature of your work, do a walk-through of your personal workspace with your staff to see if you can make it more efficient and ergonomic.’
    • ‘Raising the roof and adding a room for workspace above your existing garage can be a good solution to balancing time at home with earning a living.’
    • ‘Decorate your workspace according to your personal interests.’
    • ‘He said it was hoped the building could house community workspace, training rooms, local enterprise and a business start-up project.’
    • ‘It's one of the many workspace changes that is bringing us closer to a time when job title will have no bearing on the size and shape of personal workspace.’
    • ‘The size, shape and location of workspace for many people is often a result of accident and history.’
    • ‘We need to be able to take workspace and education space into account as well if we are to build communities for the future.’
    • ‘The lounging area, table, and workspace looked out into space through the window.’
    • ‘Our earlier thinking was about how technology affects our living space, including your workspace.’
    • ‘The centre is housed in the long empty Casino Centre Arcade with the large open space at the rear ideal for an artist's workspace big enough to house large sculptures.’
    • ‘‘We need an accessible space that will give us workspace,’ continued Rachel.’
    • ‘More than three-quarters said it was important to be allowed to personalize their workspace while almost half complained about a lack of privacy.’
    • ‘The rebuilt media center will offer seating and workspace for 170 people, an increase of approximately 30 from the old press box.’
    • ‘It makes sense, but I have been asked to share workspace with some people I am sure I cannot share with.’
    • ‘Moveable walls allow budding entrepreneurs to turn rooms into workspace, and each flat has broadband access.’
    • ‘The space in front of the tents is his workspace and he gives shape to his wares and colours them there.’
    • ‘Privacy and noise, in fact, are the two biggest issues that enter the picture when workspace is being compressed and streamlined.’
    • ‘A computer desk has been cleverly built into the far wall to provide a structured and private workspace but this room could equally be used as a play room or another bedroom.’
    • ‘The quality of time spent in this space would reflect on the quality of time spent in one's workspace and living space.’
    1. 1.1An area rented or sold for commercial purposes.
      • ‘But I think my favourite part of his talk was the notion of urban cooling or making perfectly good leisure space into workspace through mobile computing.’
      • ‘Since its founding in 1997 as a workspace and gallery, the Space, as it's called, has helped nurture careers for just about every artist affiliated with it.’
      • ‘To the west, a long low bar contains restoration studios, workspaces and storerooms, marking out a more private, specialist domain.’
      • ‘All who take up leases will be offered help, workspace and specialist support, not only from the university's experts, but also from all the resources of the White Rose Universities in Yorkshire.’
      • ‘It's a very cool office space slash studio workspace.’
      • ‘The company simply could not provide the team with an adjacent block of offices and workspaces.’
      • ‘We thought that there was a major gap in the market for managed workspace in Bradford.’
      • ‘There are also proposals for new roads and streets, shopping plazas and workspaces, with stores like Superquin likely to seek a foothold in the new town centre.’
      • ‘The building will provide individual workspaces to accommodate start up enterprises in the food and technology industries.’
      • ‘Scarborough Enterprise Agency is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in giving advice and in developing managed workspace units for start-up or growing businesses.’
      • ‘A five-year plan will transform the historic building into flats, shops and workspaces.’
      • ‘Ironically, the higher rents of many downtown workspaces are the result of artists reclaiming the otherwise empty buildings.’
      • ‘A tenant spoke of how the mill offered tradesmen and women the rare chance of taking over small-size, low-cost workspaces which allowed them to sell and exhibit to a far wider audience.’
    2. 1.2Computing A memory storage facility for temporary use.
      • ‘Selecting one of the workspaces leads to that workspace opening, and the appearance of a set of tabs along the bottom of the UI, as well as a set of context sensitive menus in a tool bar at the top.’
      • ‘Most file-sharing would take place in the sorts of encrypted workspaces designed for business but adapted for this sort of social activity.’
      • ‘These devices generally accommodate objects within a limited workspace and collect data via a mechanical touch probe.’
      • ‘Backup tapes, paper files copied for storage offsite, or temporary workspaces - known as ‘hot sites,’ with a carbon copy of the destroyed network - are all options.’
      • ‘You can create your own workspace, paper space, templates, and views, as well as custom toolboxes, menus, and keystroke macros.’