[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 tabulation
This tabulation includes spinning and weaving establishments only.The Fabric of Civilization
Perhaps they'd put you on to tabulation work, though that's awfully dull.Fraternity
Nor do results so readily lend themselves to figures and tabulation.On the Firing Line in Education
Adoniram Judson Ladd
This becomes even more evident from the tabulation just made.The Grateful Dead
Gordon Hall Gerould
I reckon I might have been too aggregative in my tabulation.Roads of Destiny
- 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 tabulation
1803, noun of action from tabulate (v.).
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