Definition of workshop in English:


Syllabification: work·shop
Pronunciation: /ˈwərkˌSHäp


1A room or building in which goods are manufactured or repaired.
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  • Giant disused workshops and factory buildings would be flattened to make way for new homes and business properties.
  • Gun shops and home workshops are rooms with sharp metal laying around, grinding dust in the air and concrete floors.
  • The steel-and-concrete skeleton of the building has been repaired and the workshops have been gutted.
2A meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project.
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  • As part of their two weeks work, volunteers engage in discussion workshops dealing with the causes of poverty in third world countries.
  • Activities will include workshops, small group discussions, good food.
  • The Network promotes the use of model organisms and intends to provide a forum for meetings, workshops and other activities.


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Present a performance of (a dramatic work), using intensive group discussion and improvisation in order to explore aspects of the production before formal staging: the play was workshopped briefly at the Shaw Festival
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  • Yet I am also becoming increasingly concerned about the removal of power from students when work is workshopped too early in writing workshops.
  • On other occasions, students workshopped their final works online, without my input, benefiting from the workshopping skills and confidence they had learnt in their shared judgements.
  • The actors conceived and workshopped their own monologues, creating a well integrated show despite the diverse subject matter.

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