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Painters, especially American painters since the Second World War, have been much more troubled, beset by formal perplexity, than American writers. They've been a laboratory for everybody.
Donald Barthelme

Meaning of "laboratory" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LABORATORY

From Medieval Latin labōrātōrium workshop, from Latin labōrāre to labour.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LABORATORY

laboratory  [ləˈbɒrətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LABORATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Laboratory is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LABORATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

laboratory

Laboratory

A laboratory is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. Labs used for scientific research take many forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of science and engineering. A physics lab might contain a particle accelerator or vacuum chamber, while a metallurgy lab could have apparatus for casting or refining metals or for testing their strength. A chemist or biologist might use a wet laboratory, while a psychologist's lab might be a room with one-way mirrors and hidden cameras in which to observe behavior. In some laboratories, such as those commonly used by computer scientists, computers are used for either simulations or the analysis of data collected elsewhere. Scientists in other fields will use still other types of laboratories. Engineers use labs as well to design, build, and test technological devices. Despite the great differences among laboratories, some features are common. The use of workbenches or countertops at which scientists may choose to either sit or stand is a common way to ensure comfortable working conditions.

Definition of laboratory in the English dictionary

The definition of laboratory in the dictionary is a building or room equipped for conducting scientific research or for teaching practical science. Other definition of laboratory is a place where chemicals or medicines are manufactured.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LABORATORY


declaratory
dɪˈklærətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
expiratory
ɪkˈspaɪərətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
exploratory
ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ
imploratory
ɪmˈplɒrətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
inspiratory
ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ
liberatory
ˈlɪbərətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
migratory
ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ
moratory
ˈmɒrətərɪ
observatory
əbˈzɜːvətərɪ
oratory
ˈɒrətərɪ
preparatory
prɪˈpærətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
separatory
ˈsepərətərɪ
vibratory
ˈvaɪbrətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LABORATORY

labor
Labor Day
Labor Party
labor union
laboratories
laboratory assistant
laboratory equipment
laboratory school
laboratory technician
laboredly
laboredness
laboringly
laborious
laboriously
laboriousness
laborism
laborist
labour
labour agreement

WORDS THAT END LIKE LABORATORY

accusatory
ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
crematory
derogatory
directory
hallucinatory
lavatory
modulatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
purgatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
signatory

Synonyms and antonyms of laboratory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «laboratory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LABORATORY

Find out the translation of laboratory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of laboratory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «laboratory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

实验室
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

laboratorio
570 millions of speakers

English

laboratory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रयोगशाला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مُخْتَبَرٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лаборатория
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

laboratório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরীক্ষাগার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

laboratoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makmal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Laboratorium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実験室
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실험실
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Laboratorium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phòng thí nghiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆய்வக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रयोगशाळा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

laboratuvar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

laboratorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

laboratorium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лабораторія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

laborator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εργαστήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laboratorium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

laboratorium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

laboratorium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of laboratory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LABORATORY»

The term «laboratory» is very widely used and occupies the 5.571 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LABORATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about laboratory

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10 QUOTES WITH «LABORATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word laboratory.
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Todd Akin
Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
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Kevin J. Anderson
I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory.
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Donald Barthelme
Painters, especially American painters since the Second World War, have been much more troubled, beset by formal perplexity, than American writers. They've been a laboratory for everybody.
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John Desmond Bernal
As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
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Ross Bleckner
I see my studio like a laboratory, where I work like an investigator - it's almost forensic. I love the discovery process in painting.
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Sydney Brenner
I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use to solve the genetic code.
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Alton Brown
The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.
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Michael Burgess
There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients.
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John Cameron
I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role.
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Claude Chabrol
There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LABORATORY»

Discover the use of laboratory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to laboratory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist.
Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar, 1986
2
Laboratory Design Handbook
Laboratory Design Handbook describes the process, motivation, constraints, challenges, opportunities, and specific design data related to the creation of a modern research laboratory.
E. Crawley Cooper, 1994
3
District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries
A practical and well-illustrated guide to microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques.
Monica Cheesbrough, 2006
4
Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Includes over 800 illustrations, 353 in full color and 270 new to this edition. Includes a Self-Assessment and Review book.
Kenneth D. McClatchey, 2002
5
Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Performance-based to maximize hands-on learning, this work-text includes step-by-step instruction and worksheets to help users understand laboratory tests and procedures ranging from specimen collection and analysis, to instrumentation and ...
Barbara Estridge, Anna Reynolds, 2011
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A Laboratory Quality Handbook of Best Practices
Based on the work of a collection of experts from the laboratory science and quality assurance fields, A Laboratory Quality Handbook of Best Practices and Relevant Regulations provides all of the information needed to run a successful ...
Donald C. Singer, 2001
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Laboratory Methods in Food Microbiology
Basic methods; Techniques for the microbiological examination of foods; Microbiological examination of especific foods; Schemes for the identification of microorganisms.
W. F. Harrigan, 1998
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
"An essential 'how to when to' guide"--Cover.
Drew Provan, 2010
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A Laboratory History of Chemical Warfare Agents
NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: This book has been renamed from the Preparatory Manual of Chemical Warfare Agents, to A Laboratory History of Chemical Warfare Agents.
Jared Ledgard, 2007
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Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques
This text includes 16 CLIA-waived tests, as well as some more complex tests, and incorporates up-to-date CLIA and OSHA safety regulations.
Barbara H. Estridge, Anna P. Reynolds, Norma J. Walters, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LABORATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term laboratory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Maine's Jackson Laboratory gets $800000 for aging studies
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's Jackson Laboratory is getting ... the laboratory in Bar Harbor continue its research on the aging process. «NBC4i.com, Jul 15»
2
Hamilton Laboratory announces acquisition
Hamilton Laboratory Solutions recently announced that it has acquired the assets of the laboratory furniture and fume hood business of ... «Herald Times Reporter, Jul 15»
3
World's Most Technologically Advanced Cannabis Cultivation …
"So we built a dream facility and laboratory whose every design element is devoted to advancing the present state of cannabinoid science. «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
4
Police: Illegal mushrooms grown in 'large-scale clandestine laboratory'
Two men who were growing and distributing hallucinogenic mushrooms in a “large-scale clandestine laboratory” on Thorndike Street were ... «Concord Monitor, Jul 15»
5
New from fashion's laboratory
The recent grand opening featured a fashion show with "Fabulous Laboratory - Where FAB molecules combine" as its theme. The store is even ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
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Textron Achieves #64 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Laboratory
Below is a chart of Textron Inc. versus Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings plotting their respective rank within the S&P 500 over time ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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Seed Laboratory Construction nearing completion
Work on the new seed laboratory being built in Tamale for the Ghana Seed Inspection Unit (GSIU) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Peduto establishes working agreement with National Energy …
The City of Pittsburgh and National Energy Technology Laboratory announced plans to work together to improve the city's aging and inefficient ... «Pittsburgh Business Times, Jul 15»
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Leading Healthcare Professionals to Convene for World's Largest …
This is the leading event for laboratory medicine worldwide and is the ... including personalized medicine, infectious diseases and laboratory ... «SelectScience.net, Jul 15»
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Beryllium laboratory achieves accreditation from College of …
The College of American Pathologists, or CAP, has accredited the beryllium laboratory in Oak Ridge for the third time since the laboratory's first ... «Oak Ridge Today, Jul 15»

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