tablet

[ tab-lit ]
/ ˈtæb lɪt /
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noun

verb (used with object), tab·let·ed or tab·let·ted, tab·let·ing or tab·let·ting.

Origin of tablet

1275–1325; Middle English tablette < Middle French tablete. See table, -et
SYNONYMS FOR tablet
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British Dictionary definitions for tabletting

tablet

/ (ˈtæblɪt) /

noun

Word Origin for tablet

C14: from Old French tablete a little table, from Latin tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for tabletting

tablet


n.

early 14c., "slab or flat surface for an inscription" (especially the two Mosaic tables of stone), from Old French tablete (13c.), diminutive of table "slab" (see table (n.)). The meaning "lozenge, pill" is first recorded 1580s; that of "pad of writing paper" in 1880.

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Medicine definitions for tabletting

tablet

[ tăblĭt ]

n.

A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
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