Definition of workshop in English:

workshop

Syllabification: work·shop
Pronunciation: /ˈwərkˌSHäp
 
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noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    workroom, studio, atelier; factory, plant
    informal salt mine(s)
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    study group, discussion group, seminar, class; support group

verb

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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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