noun, plural lab·o·ra·to·ries.
- labor, division of,
- labor-management relations act,
- laborare est orare,
- laboratory diagnosis,
- laboratory school,
Origin of laboratory
Examples from the Web for laboratories
It even happens in artificial markets, in the laboratories of experimental economists.
Engineers now field questions on Reddit and laboratories raffle off multiday tours to Twitter followers.
I wonder he mused; it might be done: they have laboratories.
During this time scientists were at work in their laboratories developing means for producing a high vacuum.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Reports from other laboratories indicate that storage temperatures much lower than -79° C. are just as satisfactory as -79° C.Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures|N. L. VanDemark
Agaric first congratulated the pious distiller on the restored activity of his laboratories and workshops.Penguin Island|Anatole France
We have increased the sensitiveness of our touch through the instruments of our laboratories.Modern Religious Cults and Movements|Gaius Glenn Atkins
noun plural -ries
- a building or room equipped for conducting scientific research or for teaching practical science
- (as modifier)laboratory equipment
Word Origin for laboratory
c.1600, "building set apart for scientific experiments," from Medieval Latin laboratorium "a place for labor or work," from Latin laboratus, past participle of laborare "to work" (see labor (n.)). Figurative use by 1660s.