Cubicle, partitioned area

tievoli

Senior Member
P.R.China
Hi, could you let me know which word I should use to express an area in office, which is partitioned for a manager, around 4*4 square meters. Thanks for your help in advance!
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Hi Tievoli,
    Regardless of square meters, the partioned area is called a cubicle in AE. It does not have a permanent door that closes.
    If it does have normal floor to ceiling walls and a real door, rather than just an open entrance, it is called an office.
     

    tievoli

    Senior Member
    P.R.China
    But I found from the Collins dictionary that cubicle is a very small enclosed area, I am not sure 4*4 square meters is a very small area, so want to know if there's another more suitable word I can use. Thanks anyway!
     

    cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    "Very small" is a subjective description. I've worked for companies in which cubicles were both larger and smaller than 4 meters square!

    A cubicle desk is a partially enclosed workspace, separated from neighboring workspaces by partitions, generally five to six feet high. It is partially or entirely open on one side to allow access. Horizontal work surfaces are usually suspended from the partitions, as is shelving, overhead storage, and other amenities.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubicle
     

    tievoli

    Senior Member
    P.R.China
    The area I want to express is exactly described by Cuchuflete, I think the word he gave is right. Thanks!
     
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