laboratorynoun [ C ]uk /ləˈbɒr.ə.tər.i/ us /ˈlæb.rə.tɔːr.i/ informal lab
a computer laboratory
- Anti-vivisectionists last night freed a number of animals from a laboratory.
- We have very high safety standards in this laboratory.
- She was taken on as a laboratory assistant.
- a laboratory technician
- Eventually you'll get/become used to the smells of the laboratory.