Meaning of “workshop” in the English Dictionary

"workshop" in British English

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workshopnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɜːk.ʃɒp/ us /ˈwɝːk.ʃɑːp/

workshop noun [ C ] (MEETING)

C1 a meeting of people to discuss and/or perform practical work in a subject or activity:

a drama/poetry/training workshop
The organization runs a stress-management workshop.
a workshop session/production

workshopverb [ T ]

uk /ˈwɜːk.ʃɒp/ us /ˈwɝːk.ʃɑːp/

to prepare a play for being shown in a theatre by discussing and working on different versions of it:

The show was workshopped in May 2014 at the Courtyard Theatre.

(Definition of “workshop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"workshop" in American English

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workshopnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɜrkˌʃɑp/

workshop noun [ C ] (ROOM WITH TOOLS)

a space in a building equipped with tools and often machines for making or repairing things

workshop noun [ C ] (MEETING WITH PURPOSE)

a meeting in which people discuss and show how to do a job or perform an activity, so that everyone can learn:

a teacher-training workshop

(Definition of “workshop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"workshop" in Business English

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workshopnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɜːkʃɒp/ us

WORKPLACE a room or building where things are made or repaired using machines or tools:

The amber products are produced in the workshop.
A truck that does a 1,500 mile roundtrip requires five days in the workshop when it gets back.

HR a meeting in which people learn about a subject by discussing it or doing activities relating to it:

They offer a series of bilingual workshops on budgeting, marketing and managing a business.
A series of workshops for restaurant managers was set up.
do/hold/run a workshop Belinda runs workshops addressing issues related to working from home.
The rest of the day they listened to speakers and attended workshops about leadership.

(Definition of “workshop” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)