What is laboratory?

  • (noun): A region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation.
    Example: "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"
    Synonyms: testing ground
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Laboratory

A laboratory (/ləˈbɒrətəri/ or /ˈlæbərətri/; informally, lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. The title of laboratory is also used for certain other facilities where the processes or equipment used are similar to those in scientific laboratories. These notably include:

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Radiological And Environmental Sciences Laboratory
... The Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL) is a federally owned and operated laboratory by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) located in the Central ... The laboratory's focus is primarily in analytical chemistry, radiation protection, and as a reference laboratory for numerous Performance Evaluation Programs ...
Laboratory - Lab Safety
... Laboratory hazards are as varied as the subjects of study in laboratories, and might include poisons infectious agents flammable, explosive, or radioactive materials moving machinery extreme temperatures lasers ... the United States, recognizing the unique characteristics of the laboratory workplace, has tailored a standard for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories ... This standard is often referred to as the "Laboratory Standard" ...
National Centre Of Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" - The Media Networks Laboratory
... The Media Networks Laboratory is a part of the “Digital Communications” research programme of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR “Demokritos ... The laboratory has been active for more than a decade in a number of national and European research projects, following the reputation of the Institute of Informatics ... The research achievements of the laboratory are reflected in a considerable number of publications in journals and conferences ...
Lincoln Laboratory - History - Today
... Since MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s establishment, the scope of the problems has broadened from the initial emphasis on air defense to include programs in space surveillance, missile defense, surface ... The core competencies of the Laboratory are in sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), communications, integrated sensing ... Lincoln Laboratory conducts research and development pertinent to national security on behalf of the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other government agencies ...
Lincoln Laboratory - Staff and Organization
... Lincoln Laboratory supports its research and development work with a strong infrastructure of services from six departments Contracting Services, Facility ... support the research and development mission of the Laboratory ... Lincoln Laboratory demonstrates a firm commitment to community outreach ...

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