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    Name of a lab

    Dear Teachers,
    There is a lab in which optics experiments are done. I wonder if we can name the lab as "Optical Lab"?
    I think it must be "Optics Lab" or "Optical Physics Lab" or something else.
    Please suggest the most suitable/relevant name for such a lab.
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Name of a lab

    Welcome to the forums, anhvllt.

    Is it the only lab in the building/complex/facility? If not, it should match what the others are called.

    'Optics Lab' or 'Optics Research Lab' sound good to me.

    Rover

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    Re: Name of a lab

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, anhvllt.

    Is it the only lab in the building/complex/facility? If not, it should match what the others are called.

    'Optics Lab' or 'Optics Research Lab' sound good to me.

    Rover
    Hi Rover,
    it's just a lab in a physics faculty, i.e., it's certainly not the only lab.
    I know "Optics lab" is a good one, but is "Optical lab" in this case sounds weird or incorrect? or is it acceptable?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Name of a lab

    I wouldn't use 'Optical' as it's an adjective describing the lab. 'Optics' is the speciality studied in the lab.

    Compare 'Physics Lab' and 'Physical Lab' or 'Biology Lab' and 'Biological Lab'.

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    Re: Name of a lab

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I wouldn't use 'Optical' as it's an adjective describing the lab. 'Optics' is the speciality studied in the lab.

    Compare 'Physics Lab' and 'Physical Lab' or 'Biology Lab' and 'Biological Lab'.
    I understand that we should use "noun" as a word to describe a lab and shouldn't use "adjective", am I right?

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    Re: Name of a lab

    I would say so, but it wouldn't surprise me if somebody found exceptions.

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