ETYM Shortened from elaboratory; cf. Old Fren. elaboratoire, French laboratoire. Related to Elaborate, Labor.
The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed.
Room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, and teaching.
In Europe, private research laboratories have been used since the 16th century, and by the 18th century laboratories were also used for teaching. The German chemist Justus van Liebig established a laboratory 1826 in Giessen, Germany, where he not only instructed his students in the art of experimental chemistry, but also undertook chemical research with them.
Specijalno uređena prostorija (ili više prostorija), opremljena odgovarajućim tehničkim i naučnim instrumentima, u kojoj se vrše naučni i drugi praktični opiti, kontroliše tehnološki proces i dr.; služi i za obavljanje nastave (lat.)