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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Students will be instructed in 15 major areas of audio engineering and production using professional recording studios and a 24-space digital audio workstation lab. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Shelter changes, stressed clinics, Statehouse planning: News from around our 50 states," 2 Dec. 2020 Suppliers are developing contingency plans, such as routing lab supplies through other ports to avoid expected logjams in southeastern England. Cathleen O’grady, Science | AAAS, "Scientists fear no-deal Brexit as deadline looms," 1 Dec. 2020 Because Seawolf is one of the Navy's most computerized ships, its sonar and weapons areas look more like a college computer lab than the set of Run Silent, Run Deep. Jim Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "Run Silent, Run Deep: PM Meets the Deadly Seawolf Submarine," 1 Dec. 2020 Biologists don’t know the source of the bacteria, which had not been confirmed in bighorn sheep in Oregon until February 2020, when a lab test detected the strain in a dead sheep found along the Snake River Road. Jayson Jacoby, oregonlive, "Mystery remains over 2 deaths of bighorn sheep in Baker County herds even as bacterial strain identified," 1 Dec. 2020 This was all done in a lab setting though, and the authors of the study note that additional research is required to see if these results can be replicated in human subjects. Rachael Zisk, Popular Science, "Mouthwash won’t stop you from spreading COVID-19," 30 Nov. 2020 The lab specializes in computational biology, including the simulation of proteins. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Know when to fold ’em: How a company best known for playing games used A.I. to solve one of biology’s greatest mysteries," 30 Nov. 2020 After two years of tinkering a crease-free formula with a lab in California, Blunder was able to produce just that and house it in a glass jar. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Makeup Artist Monika Blunder Just Launched the Clean Foundation of Our Dreams," 30 Nov. 2020 Building out lab space can also cost two to three times as much as traditional offices, Sichol said. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Why biotech is a bright spot in the Bay Area’s battered economy," 29 Nov. 2020

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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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“Lab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lab. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lab

: a class period for laboratory work


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