of, relating to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., as statistics.
ascertained from or computed by the use of tables.
having the form of a table, tablet, or tablature.
flat and expansive, as tableland or a plateau.

Origin of tabular

First recorded in 1650–60, tabular is from the Latin word tabulāris pertaining to a board or tablet. See table, -ar1
Related formstab·u·lar·ly, adverbnon·tab·u·lar, adjectivenon·tab·u·lar·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tabularly

Historical Examples of tabularly

  • The greater part of these hills have the rounded and smooth top, or are tabularly summited.

    How I Found Livingstone

    Henry M. Stanley

British Dictionary definitions for tabularly



arranged in systematic or table form
calculated from or by means of a table
like a table in form; flat
Derived Formstabularly, adverb

Word Origin for tabular

C17: from Latin tabulāris concerning boards, from tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for tabularly



"table-shaped," 1650s, from Latin tabularis "of a slab or tablet," from tabula "slab" (see table).

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tabularly in Medicine




Having a plane surface; flat.
Organized as a table or list.
Calculated by means of a table.
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