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Dictionary Definition

beaker

Noun

1 a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
2 a cup (usually without a handle)

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English

Etymology

From , from bicarium.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A flat-bottomed vessel, with a lip, used as a laboratory container.
  2. A drinking vessel without a handle, sometimes for the use of children.
  3. A mug.

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Translations

flat-bottomed vessel
  • Dutch: bekerglas
  • French: bécher
  • Indonesian: gelas piala
  • Norwegian: beger
  • Polish: zlewka
  • Spanish: vaso de precipitación
drinking vessel without a handle
  • Dutch: beker
  • Norwegian: beger, krus
  • Polish: kubek
mug

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