- 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 laboratory
The technician on the other end is probably in a laboratory a thousand miles away.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The powerful technology required is slow, complicated, and requires both a laboratory and equipment.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?
October 3, 2014
Perhaps most importantly, previous psychological studies of moral responses relied on observations in laboratory settings.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral
September 23, 2014
This post granted him unrestricted access to government medical and laboratory supplies.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
“I have investigated the laboratory procedure and I noted several sources for potential errors,” the letter by Mosoka reports.How Bureaucrats Let Ebola Spread to Nigeria
August 14, 2014
It happened yesterday in the laboratory; we were alone together.
Not in the laboratory, of course; that is hardly fitting now.
Oh, but you should see it, so clean and bright; the laboratory's simply beautiful!
Afterwards he obtained a post in the laboratory of a manufactory of dyes.The Secret Agent
For a long time it was his studio and kitchen, his laboratory and bedroom.Heroes of the Telegraph
- 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 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.
- A room or building equipped for scientific research.
- A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
- A place for practice, observation, or testing.