- a building, part of a building, or other place equipped to conduct scientific experiments, tests, investigations, etc., or to manufacture chemicals, medicines, or the like.
- any place, situation, set of conditions, or the like, conducive to experimentation, investigation, observation, etc.; anything suggestive of a scientific laboratory.
- serving a function in a laboratory.
- relating to techniques of work in a laboratory: laboratory methods; laboratory research.
Origin of laboratory
Examples from the Web for laboratories
It even happens in artificial markets, in the laboratories of experimental economists.In Which I Agree With John Quiggin
November 27, 2012
Engineers now field questions on Reddit and laboratories raffle off multiday tours to Twitter followers.NASA’s ‘Curiosity’: To Twitter and Beyond
August 28, 2012
I'll have to get equipment from the laboratories before we start on those.The End of Time
Outside, it was cold, but the laboratories were well heated by steam.
It became the parent institution for laboratories in all countries.Psychotherapy
There are three kinds of glass most generally employed in laboratories.On Laboratory Arts
We are human, like the rest of our sex, if you catch us out of our laboratories.The Tyranny of the Dark
- a building or room equipped for conducting scientific research or for teaching practical science
- (as modifier)laboratory equipment
- a place where chemicals or medicines are manufactured
Word Origin and History for laboratories
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.
- A room or building equipped for scientific research.
- A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
- A place for practice, observation, or testing.