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lab·o·ra·to·ry

 (lăb′rə-tôr′ē)
n. pl. lab·o·ra·to·ries
1.
a. A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research.
b. An academic period devoted to work or study in such a place.
2. A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
3. A place for practice, observation, or testing.

[Medieval Latin labōrātōrium, from Latin labōrāre, to labor, from labor, labor.]

laboratory

(ləˈbɒrətərɪ; -trɪ; US ˈlæbrəˌtɔːrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1.
a. a building or room equipped for conducting scientific research or for teaching practical science
b. (as modifier): laboratory equipment.
2. a place where chemicals or medicines are manufactured
Often shortened to: lab
[C17: from Medieval Latin labōrātōrium workshop, from Latin labōrāre to labour]

lab•o•ra•to•ry

(ˈlæb rəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈlæb ər ə-; Brit. ləˈbɒr ə tə ri, -ə tri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a place equipped to conduct scientific experiments or tests or to manufacture chemicals, medicines, or the like.
2. any place, situation, set of conditions, or the like, conducive to experimentation, investigation, and observation.
adj.
3. relating to techniques of work in a laboratory: laboratory methods; laboratory research.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin labōrātōrium workshop = Latin labōrā(re) to work, derivative of labor labor + -tōrium -tory2]

lab·o·ra·to·ry

(lăb′rə-tôr′ē)
A room or building equipped for scientific research and for conducting experiments, especially under controlled conditions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laboratory - a workplace for the conduct of scientific researchlaboratory - a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
bio lab, biology lab, biology laboratory - a laboratory for biological research
chem lab, chemistry lab, chemistry laboratory - a laboratory for research in chemistry
defense laboratory - a laboratory devoted to research and development for national defense
lab bench, laboratory bench - a workbench in a laboratory
physics lab, physics laboratory - a laboratory for research in physics
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
2.laboratory - a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation; "the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"; "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
Translations
مُخْتَبَرمُخْتَبَرٌمعمل
laboratoř
laboratorium
laboratorio
laboratorij
laboratórium
rannsóknarstofa
実験室
실험실
laboratorija
laboratorija
laboratórium
laboratorij
laboratorium
ห้องทดลองทางวิทยาศาสตร์
phòng thí nghiệm

laboratory

[ləˈbɒrətərɪˌ] (US) [ˈlæbrəˌtɔːrɪ]
A. Nlaboratorio m
see also language B
B. CPDde laboratorio
laboratory animal Nanimal m de laboratorio
laboratory assistant Nayudante mf de laboratorio
laboratory coat Nbata f de laboratorio
laboratory equipment Nequipo m de laboratorio
laboratory experiment Nexperimento m de laboratorio
laboratory technician Ntécnico/a m/f de laboratorio
laboratory test Nprueba f de laboratorio

laboratory

[ləˈbɒrətəri] nlaboratoire mlaboratory assistant nassistant(e) m/f de laboratoire, laborantin(e) m/flaboratory technician ntechnicien(ne) m/f de laboratoireLabor Day [ˈleɪbərdeɪ] n (US, Canadian)fête f du travail (le premier lundi de septembre)

laboratory

[, (US)]
nLabor(atorium) nt; laboratory assistantLaborant(in) m(f); laboratory resultsLaborwerte pl; the project was abandoned at the laboratory stagedas Projekt wurde im Versuchsstadium abgebrochen

laboratory

[ləˈbɒrətrɪ]
1. nlaboratorio
2. adjdi laboratorio

laboratory

(ləˈborətəri) , ((American) ˈlӕbrəto:ri) plural laˈboratories noun
(abbreviated to lab (lab) ) a place where scientific experiments are carried on or where drugs etc are prepared. Samples of her blood were sent to the hospital lab(oratory) for testing.

laboratory

مُخْتَبَرٌ laboratoř laboratorium Laboratorium εργαστήριο laboratorio laboratorio laboratoire laboratorij laboratorio 実験室 실험실 laboratorium laboratorium laboratorium laboratório лаборатория laboratorium ห้องทดลองทางวิทยาศาสตร์ laboratuvar phòng thí nghiệm 实验室

lab·o·ra·to·ry

n. laboratorio;
___ findingsresultados del análisis;
___ techniciantécnico de ___.

laboratory

n (pl -ries) laboratorio; catheterization — laboratorio de cateterismo
References in classic literature ?
On that night, while the master was working in his laboratory, an attempt was made to assassinate Mademoiselle Stangerson, who was sleeping in a chamber adjoining this laboratory.
A journalist obtained access to his laboratory in the capacity of laboratory-assistant, with the deliberate intention of making sensational exposures; and by the help of a shocking accident
Lloyd's discovery of the "death bacillus" of the sea toad, and his experiments on it with potassium cyanide, sent his name and that of his university ringing round the world; nor was Paul a whit behind when he succeeded in producing laboratory colloids exhibiting amoeba-like activities, and when he cast new light upon the processes of fertilization through his startling experiments with simple sodium chlorides and magnesium solutions on low forms of marine life.
Then, still smiling faintly, and with his hands deep in his trousers pockets, he walked slowly out of the room, and we heard his slippers shuffling down the long passage to his laboratory.
Professor Maxon and von Horn were standing over one of the six vats that were arranged in two rows down the center of the laboratory.
A fellow who is working at the chemical laboratory up at the hospital.
China had laughed at war, and war she was getting, but it was ultra-modern war, twentieth century war, the war of the scientist and the laboratory, the war of Jacobus Laningdale.
Jekyll's door, where he was at once admitted by Poole, and carried down by the kitchen offices and across a yard which had once been a garden, to the building which was indifferently known as the laboratory or dissecting rooms.
He took the laboratory proofs on faith, and his intense power of vision enabled him to see the reactions of chemicals more understandingly than the average student saw them in the laboratory.
Indeed, he was still devoted to the study of chemistry, and had a laboratory of his own in which he used to shut himself up all day long, greatly to the annoyance of his mother, who had set her heart on his standing for Parliament and had a vague idea that a chemist was a person who made up prescriptions.
He had left his laboratory to the care of an assistant, cleared his fine countenance from the furnace smoke, washed the stain of acids from his fingers, and persuaded a beautiful woman to become his wife.
Michael did not want to howl, but the chemistry of his being was such that he reacted to music as compulsively as elements react on one another in the laboratory.

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