Laboratory definition

lăbrə-tôrē
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A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
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A room, often containing special equipment and materials, in which students work to enhance skills, remedy deficiencies, etc. in a particular subject, as a foreign language.
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A place where theories, techniques, and methods, as in education or social studies, are tested, analyzed, demonstrated, etc.
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A place for preparing chemicals, drugs, etc.
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A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research.
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A class period during which students perform experiments or work in a laboratory.
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A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
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A place for practice, observation, or testing.
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A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research.
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A room, building, etc. for scientific experimentation or research.
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An academic period devoted to work or study in such a place.
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A place for practice, observation, or testing.
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An academic period devoted to work or study in such a place.
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A place where chemicals, drugs or microbes are prepared or manufactured.
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The definition of a laboratory is a place where experiments and testing are done.

A room in a university where science experiments are performed is an example of a laboratory.

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Of or performed in, or as in, a laboratory.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laboratory
Plural:
laboratories

Origin of laboratory

  • Medieval Latin labōrātōrium from Latin labōrāre to labor from labor labor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin laboratorium

    From Wiktionary