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Examples of lab in a Sentence

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Starliner, which has had its launches repeatedly delayed, is competing to service the station with SpaceX, which already has sent more than half a dozen crews to the orbiting lab. Laurence Darmiento, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 Testing by the national lab showed that the man had H5N2, and further genetic sequencing confirmed the strain. Alice Park, TIME, 6 June 2024 The pair began working out of a school computer lab to program the payroll for a local company. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 5 June 2024 For an entry-level suite that’s rich in features and high lab scores, consider Editors’ Choice winner Bitdefender Internet Security instead. PCMAG, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for lab 

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First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lab was circa 1868

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“Lab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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