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[verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt] /verb ˈtæb yəˌleɪt; adjective ˈtæb yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), tabulated, tabulating.
to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.
verb (used without object), tabulated, tabulating.
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
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 forms
tabulable, adjective
tabulation, noun
nontabulated, adjective
pretabulate, verb (used with object), pretabulated, pretabulating.
pretabulation, noun
retabulate, verb (used with object), retabulated, retabulating.
untabulable, adjective
untabulated, adjective
1. order, rank, sort, group, classify. Unabridged
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  • The promotion is then made by the superintendent according to the tabulated results.

  • He tabulated the causes, and made bets with himself as to the strength and duration of each.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • They were all tabulated in her mind—Hermione being the beauty, and Maud, "my eldest girl," while Paul was artistic.

    Happy House Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • Let the courses of nations be tabulated, and statesmanship is made easy.

    Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
  • It takes so many opinions on any given subject to satisfy Sallie that she ought to keep a tabulated advice-book.

    The Tinder-Box Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Most Americans, if the truth could be tabulated, are poignantly disappointed with Paris.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • Many lists have been made, but always by the time they could be tabulated and published there have been many changes.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • A tabulated list of values is useless where prices fluctuate.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
  • In tabulated form some conception may be formed as to the classes into which the work of the modern Renaissance may be divided.

British Dictionary definitions for tabulated


verb (transitive) (ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt)
Also tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz). to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
to form or cut with a flat surface
adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
having a flat surface
(of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
Derived Forms
tabulable, adjective
tabulation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tabula a board
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tabulated



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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