from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A wide cylindrical glass vessel with a pouring lip, used as a laboratory container and mixing jar.
- noun A large drinking cup with a wide mouth.
- noun The quantity that a beaker holds.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large drinking-vessel with a wide mouth.
- noun A glass vessel used by chemists, usually for making solutions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A large drinking cup, with a wide mouth, supported on a foot or standard.
- noun An open-mouthed, thin glass vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions requiring heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A flat-bottomed
vessel, with a lip, used as a laboratory container.
- noun A
drinkingvessel without a handle, sometimes for the use of children.
- noun A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
- noun a cup (usually without a handle)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
What's going on in the beaker is actually quite a complex set of chemical reactions.
However, the rate of increase may finally be beginning to ease, as the beaker is almost full.
A tempered glass or stainless steel beaker is preheated with boiling water, coarse-ground coffee is added, then hot water.
If an empty beaker is lowered part way into the liquid, the liquid flows upward, over the edge and down into the beaker.
Indeed, their population is increasing now, but the beaker is almost full and their reproductive rate is starting to drop.
They are plunged in a solution of ammonium chloride A, contained in a glass phial or beaker, which is closed to suppress evaporation.
= -- This is called the beaker-shaped puff-ball because the base of the plant, after the spores have all been scattered, resembles to some extent a beaker, or a broad cup with a stout, stem-like base.
The NIH stimulus package provides $7.4 billion for so-called beaker-ready projects - grants already peer reviewed and agency approved but not funded due to years of hold-the-line agency budgets.
Big and small, the disappointments, phobias, and guilt stuff fills our "beaker" until there is almost no room, and certainly little clarity.
The closest science-y thing I have in my kitchen right now is the UGN measuring cup from Ikea - it's kind of beaker-ish...