lab

[lab]
noun

Origin:
by shortening

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Lab

[lab]
noun

Origin:
by shortening

Dictionary.com Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
lab (læb)
 
n
1.  short for laboratory
2.  short for Labrador retriever

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Word Origin & History

lab
shortened form of laboratory, 1895.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
lab
laboratory
Lab
Labrador retriever
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Example sentences for labs
Labs represents how much energy is being diverted into powering research.
For similar reasons, crossbreeding chocolate to yellow labs is also often
  avoided.
Field labs are generally longer legged, lighter, and more lithe in build.
Osteoarthritis is commonplace in older, especially overweight, labs.
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