Definition of 'laboratory'
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The process developed in our laboratories will improve cancer survival rates. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Laboratory studies have suggested that garlic extracts help to keep blood cells from clumping together. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The process accurately recreates the continuous tones of the prints you would get back from a professional laboratory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The plant has seven acres of underground offices, laboratories and centrifuge halls. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her scope extends from initial research to modelling, laboratory test work and strategy and marketing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He established an electron microprobe laboratory which became a world-class centre. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'laboratory'
British English: laboratory /ləˈbɒrətərɪ; -trɪ; ˈlæbrəˌtɔːrɪ/ NOUN
A laboratory is a building or room where scientific experiments and research are performed.
...a research laboratory at the university.
- American English: laboratory
- Arabic: مُخْتَبَرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: laboratório
- Chinese: 实验室
- Croatian: laboratorij
- Czech: laboratoř
- Danish: laboratorium
- Dutch: laboratorium
- European Spanish: laboratorio
- Finnish: laboratorio
- French: laboratoire
- German: Laboratorium
- Greek: εργαστήριο
- Italian: laboratorio
- Japanese: 実験室
- Korean: 실험실
- Norwegian: laboratorium
- Polish: laboratorium
- European Portuguese: laboratório
- Romanian: laborator
- Russian: лаборатория
- Spanish: laboratorio
- Swedish: laboratorium
- Thai: ห้องทดลองทางวิทยาศาสตร์
- Turkish: laboratuvar
- Ukrainian: лабораторія
- Vietnamese: phòng thí nghiệm
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