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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Osé emerged in partnership with the robotics lab at Oregon State University, which, DiCarlo points out, included several female engineers. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Meet Lora Haddock DiCarlo. She's the woman responsible for the return of sex toys at CES 2020," 6 Jan. 2020 The lab is clean, white and brightly lighted — a quiet place where science is obviously happening. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, "Inside the Getty photography vaults: How the museum protects historic prints," 2 Jan. 2020 The government is awaiting the test results from the vials and additional charges may result if they were stolen from the lab. BostonGlobe.com, "Chinese medical student accused of trying to smuggle cancer research material out of Boston - The Boston Globe," 1 Jan. 2020 Two other Chinese scientists who worked in the same lab as Mr. Zheng had successfully smuggled stolen biological material out of the country, prosecutors say. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples, Amid Crackdown on Research Theft," 31 Dec. 2019 The lab hopes to build a 100-kilometre machine that could be up to six times as powerful as the Large Hadron Collider and cost up to €21 billion (US$23.4 billion). Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "Watch Out for These Science Events in 2020," 30 Dec. 2019 The lab looks like any other research facility, lots of white and stainless steel. Jenny Splitter / Photography Kelsey Mcclellan, Popular Mechanics, "Please Don't Call This Cultured Nugget "Lab Meat"," 20 Dec. 2019 His body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime lab to determine the cause and manner of death. Clara Turnage, Arkansas Online, "State police ID body found outdoors in Mayflower," 13 Dec. 2019 The workshops will be held at Three Rivers in the computer lab in Room B-116. courant.com, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lab

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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9 Jan 2020

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“Lab.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lab. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lab

: a class period for laboratory work


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