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Noun: laboratory  'lab-ru,tor-ee [N. Amer], lu'bó-ru-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    "The laboratory director recruited an able crew of assistants";
    - lab, research lab, research laboratory, science lab, science laboratory
  2. A region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
    "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism";
    - testing ground

Derived forms: laboratories

Type of: region, work, workplace

Encyclopedia: Laboratory, Pennsylvania