noun, plural lab·o·ra·to·ries.
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Abby Haglage|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This post granted him unrestricted access to government medical and laboratory supplies.
“I have investigated the laboratory procedure and I noted several sources for potential errors,” the letter by Mosoka reports.
But the interior of the laboratory displayed no gruesome scene.
She went to bed, worn-out by anxiety and fear—a fear that had made her remain in the laboratory as late as possible.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
A sentry had been placed at the gate of the Seraglio to prevent anyone who did not belong to the laboratory from entering.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
Beroviero passed his son without further words and tried the door of the laboratory, but found it locked.Marietta|F. Marion Crawford
At the laboratory, the new apparatus looked immensely lighter and simpler than the old.The Ultimate Weapon|John Wood Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for laboratory
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
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.