- a special room or rooms with sound-recording and -reproducing equipment for use by students to practice speaking foreign languages, usually with an instructor monitoring the program.[1930-35]
* * *noun, pl ⋯ -ries [count]: a room with equipment (such as computers or tape recorders) where people can listen to and practice speaking foreign languages — called also language lab
* * *ˈlanguage laboratory [language laboratory] nouna room in a school or college that contains special equipment to help students learn foreign languages by listening to tapes or CDs, watching videos or DVDs, recording themselves, etc.
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language laboratory — n. a classroom in which students learning a foreign language can practice sound and word patterns individually or under supervision with the aid of audio equipment, etc.: also language lab … English World dictionary
language laboratory — language laboratories N COUNT A language laboratory is a classroom equipped with tape recorders or computers where people can practise listening to and talking foreign languages … English dictionary
language laboratory — ► NOUN ▪ a room equipped with audio and visual equipment for learning a foreign language … English terms dictionary
language laboratory — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms language laboratory : singular language laboratory plural language laboratories a room containing special electronic equipment to help students learn a foreign language … English dictionary
language laboratory — language la.boratory [ US ˈ.. ˌ....] n plural language laboratories a room in a school or college where you can learn to speak a foreign language by listening to tapes and recording your own voice … Dictionary of contemporary English
language laboratory — language ,labora,tory noun count a room containing special equipment such as TAPE RECORDERS and VCRS for students who are learning a foreign language … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
language laboratory — A room used, especially by business people, to study a foreign language. The object is to acquire a proficiency in the spoken language as quickly as possible and to this end extensive use is made of recording equipment and prerecorded tapes or… … Big dictionary of business and management
language laboratory — noun a room equipped with audio and visual equipment for learning a foreign language … English new terms dictionary
language laboratory — noun (C) a room in a school or college where you can learn to speak a foreign language by listening to tapes and recording your own voice … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
language laboratory — lan′guage lab oratory n. ling. a room with sound reproducing and recording equipment where students practice listening to and speaking a foreign language Also called lan′guage lab . • Etymology: 1930–35 … From formal English to slang