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beaker

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noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

Simple Definition of beaker

  • : a wide glass with a lip for pouring that is used especially in chemistry for holding and measuring liquids

  • : a large drinking cup with a wide opening that is typically made of plastic or metal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beaker

  1. 1 :  a large drinking cup that has a wide mouth and is sometimes supported on a standard

  2. 2 :  a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

Origin and Etymology of beaker

Middle English biker, from Old Norse bikarr, probably from Old Saxon bikeri, from Medieval Latin bicarium


First Known Use: 14th century

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BEAKER Defined for Kids

beaker

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noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

Definition of beaker for Students

  1. :  a cup or glass with a wide mouth and usually a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories for holding and measuring liquids




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beaker

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noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

Medical Definition of beaker

  1. :  a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories



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