[ tab-lit ]
/ ˈtæb lɪt /
a number of sheets of writing paper, business forms, etc., fastened together at the edge; pad.
a flat slab or surface, especially one bearing or intended to bear an inscription, carving, or the like.
a thin, flat leaf or sheet of slate, wax-coated wood, or other rigid material, used for writing or marking on, especially one of a pair or set hinged or otherwise fastened together.
tablets, the set as a whole.
a small, flat, or flattish cake or piece of some solid or solidified substance, as a drug, chemical, or soap.
Also called tablet computer. a very thin, portable computer, usually battery-powered, having a touchscreen as the primary interface and input device and lacking a physical keyboard and lid.Compare laptop.
verb (used with object), tab·let·ed or tab·let·ted, tab·let·ing or tab·let·ting.
to furnish or mark with a tablet or plaque.
to mark or inscribe (memoranda, notes, etc.) on a tablet.
to form into tablets, cakes, pellets, etc.
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SYNONYMS FOR tablet
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British Dictionary definitions for tablet computer
/ (ˈtæblɪt) /
a medicinal formulation made of a compressed powdered substance containing an active drug and excipients
a flattish cake of some substance, such as soap
Scot a sweet made of butter, sugar, and condensed milk, usually shaped in a flat oblong block
a slab of stone, wood, etc, esp one formerly used for inscriptions
- a thinner rigid sheet, as of bark, ivory, etc, used for similar purposes
- (often plural) a set or pair of these fastened together, as in a book
a pad of writing paper
NZ a token giving right of way to the driver of a train on a single line section
computing an input device that allows the user to draw or write freehand to screen by means of stylus or digital pen
Word Origin for tablet
C14: from Old French tablete a little table, from Latin tabula a board
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Medicine definitions for tablet computer
[ tăb′lĭt ]
A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
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