Meaning of LABORATORY in English


[] n, pl -ries often attrib [ML laboratorium, fr. L laborare to labor, fr. labor] (1605) 1 a: a place equipped for experimental study in a science or for testing and analysis; broadly: a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study b: a place like a laboratory for testing, experimentation, or practice "the ~ of the mind"

2: an academic period set aside for laboratory work

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