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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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  • Meanwhile, I will go over the papers and get them into tabulated form.'

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • Again the score was tabulated, but Anders' mind couldn't accept the total.

    Warm Robert Sheckley
  • It was a solid satisfaction to have him tabulated and pigeonholed at last and for all time.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • There was silence in the Council Chamber as the votes were recorded and tabulated.

    Greylorn John Keith Laumer
  • tabulated, these varieties of religion make a remarkable show.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He tabulated the causes, and made bets with himself as to the strength and duration of each.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Let the courses of nations be tabulated, and statesmanship is made easy.

    Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
  • For the sake of brevity, the results have been condensed into tabulated forms.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • What Bob burned to know was the origin of the tabulated list of poisons.

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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