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tabulate

[verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt]
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verb (used with object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.
  1. to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.
verb (used without object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.
  1. to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.
adjective
  1. shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
  2. having transverse septae, as certain corals.

Origin of tabulate

1590–1600; (adj.) < Late Latin tabulātus, past participle of tabulāre to fit with planks, floor; see table, -ate1; (v.) < Latin tabul(a), for table + -ate1
Related formstab·u·la·ble, adjectivetab·u·la·tion, nounnon·tab·u·lat·ed, adjectivepre·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), pre·tab·u·lat·ed, pre·tab·u·lat·ing.pre·tab·u·la·tion, nounre·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), re·tab·u·lat·ed, re·tab·u·lat·ing.un·tab·u·la·ble, adjectiveun·tab·u·lat·ed, adjective

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1. order, rank, sort, group, classify.
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British Dictionary definitions for retabulate

tabulate

verb (ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
  1. Also: tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz) to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
  2. to form or cut with a flat surface
adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. having a flat surface
  2. (of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
Derived Formstabulable, adjectivetabulation, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Latin tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for retabulate

tabulate

v.

1734, "to put into form of a table," from Latin tabula (see table (n.)) + -ate (2). Related: Tabulated; tabulating.

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