Meaning of co-working in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkəʊwəːkɪŋ/


mass noun
  • The use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.

    ‘the whole idea of co-working is to bring bright, creative people together and let the ideas collide’
    • ‘the area's newest co-working space’
    • ‘There's a reason we've seen a huge influx in coworking spaces the past few years.’
    • ‘The location is one of several recently opened co-working spaces in Iowa.’
    • ‘Coworking spaces are unfamiliar to those accustomed to conventional workplaces.’
    • ‘But despite the rapid growth rates estimated above, just a small proportion of workers in the economy are engaged in coworking.’
    • ‘For fans, coworking offers something missing from the home office and lost in the daily grind.’
    • ‘The trend of co-working - putting several, small independent companies and professionals under the same roof - has been growing the past five years.’
    • ‘Co-working is all about bringing flexibility to an office, and that appeals to entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘Frei was introduced to 3-D printing while working as a CG animator in an arts-focused coworking space.’
    • ‘Co-working can be tough: regular users of a space have their natural sprawl, while those spending just a few hours at a desk would prefer a minimum of clutter.’
    • ‘The midtown Sacramento-based co-working operation hopes to duplicate its success in the university town.’
    • ‘Portland has its fair share of startup incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.’