laboratory[ lab-ruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, lab-er-uh-; British luh-bor-uh-tuh-ree, -uh-tree ]SEE DEFINITION OF laboratory
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LABORATORY
It happened yesterday in the laboratory; we were alone together.
Not in the laboratory, of course; that is hardly fitting now.
Oh, but you should see it, so clean and bright; the laboratory's simply beautiful!
Afterwards he obtained a post in the laboratory of a manufactory of dyes.
For a long time it was his studio and kitchen, his laboratory and bedroom.
He has no laboratory at home, and all his experiments were made in the drawing-room.
And, by the way, I am giving a lesson on explosives at my laboratory to-morrow.
In April, 2151, I set up my laboratory on the edge of the area of death.
With that command the laboratory assistant was left in charge.
My laboratory I found to be almost as secluded as my living quarters.
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.