Meaning of LABORATORY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈla-b(ə-)rə-ˌtȯr-ē sometimes ]

ˈla-bə(r)-ˌ or lə-ˈbȯr-ə-ˌ, Britain usually lə-ˈbär-ə-t(ə-)rē noun

( plural -ries )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Medieval Latin laboratorium, from Latin laborare to labor, from labor

Date: 1605


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 laboratory of the mind

2. : an academic period set aside for laboratory work

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.