“This is our recently built state-of-the-art laboratory facility.”
You work at a new research laboratory at a university. You say this at the beginning of the tour you're giving a group of visitors.
This is our recently built state-of-the-art laboratory facility.
A "recently built" laboratory is one that has just been built recently. "Recently built" is a phrase that you may often hear. A few other common phrases with "recently" are:
- a recently published book
- a recently released movie
- a recently completed project
- a recently announced campaign
- a recently discovered planet
You call something "state-of-the-art" when it's new and uses the latest, most recent technology:
Do you have any idea what a state-of-the-art website like that would cost us? Tens of thousands of dollars, at the least.
The city is planning to open a new state-of-the-art light rail system by the end of 2014.
A "laboratory" is where scientists do their experiments.
When you're talking about a laboratory informally, you can call it a "lab".
A "facility" is a building or group of buildings that are used for a specific purpose. Here are some examples of different kinds of facilities that you may come across:
- a sports facility
- a research facility
- a (military) training facility
- a water treatment facility
- a storage facility