Definition of laboratory
1a : a place equipped for experimental study in a science or for testing and analysis a research laboratory; broadly : a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of studyb : a place like a laboratory for testing, experimentation, or practice That area is a laboratory for cultivating the germ of terrorism.
2 : an academic period set aside for laboratory work a course of study requiring two lectures and one laboratory per week
Examples of laboratory in a Sentence
experiments conducted in a modern laboratory
Recent Examples of laboratory from the Web
Technology firms are working closely with government agencies: Baidu, for example, has been asked to lead a national laboratory for deep learning.
Robert Nathan Ginsburg, a geologist and carbonate sedimentology professor at the University of Miami, ran one of the coolest marine laboratory offices this side of James Bond.
Ted Schenberg, the chief executive at Strand, offered to supply the data: more than 13,000 biopsy results from men evaluated for prostate cancer at a number of laboratories.
Engineers at the revolutionary mattress company developed 110 prototypes, underwent 460 hours of laboratory testing and conducted 11 months of dog sleep studies to develop a durable mattress for man's best friend.
Hassabis, a co-founder of the mysterious London laboratory DeepMind, had come to Musk’s SpaceX rocket factory, outside Los Angeles, a few years ago.
Evidence from laboratory and veterinary research suggests that MSC may provide an alternative treatment option for conditions that affect muscle, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
The 250-foot ship with six laboratories has technology to prevent any waste entering the sea or the atmosphere.
Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape.
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Origin and Etymology of laboratory
Medieval Latin laboratorium, from Latin laborare to labor, from labor
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
LABORATORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laboratory for English Language Learners
: a room or building with special equipment for doing scientific experiments and tests
LABORATORY Defined for Kids
Definition of laboratory for Students
: a room or building in which scientific experiments and tests are done
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