[verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt]
- to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.
- to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.
- shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
- having transverse septae, as certain corals.
Origin of tabulate
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1. order, rank, sort, group, classify.
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Examples from the Web for tabulate
Doctors have a vast platform to investigate, tabulate, and disseminate just how miserable they are.Study Says Doctors More Burned Out Than Others, But It’s Not Really a Malady
August 23, 2012
Each salad was given a rank in each category, which were averaged to tabulate the final ranks.40 Salads That Can Kill You
The Daily Beast
July 5, 2010
I have worked it out since writing my letter, and tabulate the whole.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Let us tabulate the facts and the modes of accounting for them.The Story of the Earth and Man
J. W. Dawson
Ive never attempted to tabulate them, but it would not be a difficult task.Left Half Harmon
Ralph Henry Barbour
We will tabulate them, so they will leave their proper impression.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World
Robert O. Harland
The trouble with too many library experiments is that the experimenters never seem to follow them up and tabulate their results.
- Also: tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz) to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
- to form or cut with a flat surface
- having a flat surface
- (of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
C18: from Latin tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for tabulate
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