Meaning of laboratory
Pronunciation: (lab'ru-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, lab'ur-u-Brit.lu-bor'u-tu-rē, -u-trē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ries,
- a building, part of a building, or other place equipped to conduct scientific experiments, tests, investigations, etc., or to manufacture chemicals, medicines, or the like.
- any place, situation, set of conditions, or the like, conducive to experimentation, investigation, observation, etc.; anything suggestive of a scientific laboratory.
- serving a function in a laboratory.
- relating to techniques of work in a laboratory: laboratory methods; laboratory research.
- laboratory (Thesaurus)