Definition of Laboratory

1. Noun. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.




2. Noun. A region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation. "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"
Exact synonyms: Testing Ground
Generic synonyms: Region

Definition of Laboratory

1. n. The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory. Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed; as, the liver is the laboratory of the bile.

Definition of Laboratory

1. Noun. a room, building or institution equipped for scientific research, experimentation or analysis ¹

2. Noun. a place where chemicals, drugs or microbes are prepared or manufactured ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laboratory

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Laboratory

1. Origin: Shortened fr. Elaboratory; cf. OF. Elaboratoire, F. Laboratoire. See Elaborate, Labour] [Formerly written also elaboratory. The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory. Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed; as, the liver is the laboratory of the bile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laboratory

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Literary usage of Laboratory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report (1904)
"The laboratory, in connection with a lecture room, is to occupy the east end of the ... A biological laboratory should therefore be such that work can be ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"A set of general directions in regard to laboratory procedure, ... It should be remembered that the laboratory experiments and questions are intended to be ..."

3. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1905)
"While laboratory manuals of physical geography are becoming almost numerous, few, if any, are as comprehensive in scope as the volume under discussion. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1900)
"(2) All floors but one, throughout the laboratory, are of soft wood, oiled. ... Unfortunately, the functions of the laboratory are such as to preclude the ..."

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