tabulate

[verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt]

verb (used with object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.

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.

to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.

adjective

shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
having transverse septae, as certain corals.

Nearby words

  1. tabu,
  2. tabula rasa,
  3. tabular,
  4. tabularize,
  5. tabularly,
  6. tabulation,
  7. tabulator,
  8. tabun,
  9. tac,
  10. tacamahac

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tabulation

tabulate

verb (ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt) (tr)

Also: tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz) to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
to form or cut with a flat surface

adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

having a flat surface
(of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
Derived Formstabulable, adjectivetabulation, noun

Word Origin for tabulate

C18: from Latin tabula a board

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