[ verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
See synonyms for: tabulatetabulatedtabulatingtabulation on

verb (used with object),tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.
  1. to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.

verb (used without object),tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.
  1. to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.

  1. shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.

  2. 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

Other words for tabulate

Other words from tabulate

  • tab·u·la·ble, adjective
  • tab·u·la·tion, noun
  • non·tab·u·lat·ed, adjective
  • pre·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), pre·tab·u·lat·ed, pre·tab·u·lat·ing.
  • pre·tab·u·la·tion, noun
  • re·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), re·tab·u·lat·ed, re·tab·u·lat·ing.
  • un·tab·u·la·ble, adjective
  • un·tab·u·lat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use tabulate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tabulate


verb(ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
  1. Also: tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz) to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form

  2. to form or cut with a flat surface

adjective(ˈtæbjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. having a flat surface

  2. (of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates

Origin of tabulate

C18: from Latin tabula a board

Derived forms of tabulate

  • tabulable, adjective
  • tabulation, noun

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