Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tabulate

[verb tab-yuh-leyt; adjective tab-yuh-lit, -leyt]
See more synonyms for tabulate on Thesaurus.com
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.
Show More
verb (used without object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.
  1. to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.
Show More
adjective
  1. shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
  2. having transverse septae, as certain corals.
Show More

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
Related formstab·u·la·ble, adjectivetab·u·la·tion, nounnon·tab·u·lat·ed, adjectivepre·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), pre·tab·u·lat·ed, pre·tab·u·lat·ing.pre·tab·u·la·tion, nounre·tab·u·late, verb (used with object), re·tab·u·lat·ed, re·tab·u·lat·ing.un·tab·u·la·ble, adjectiveun·tab·u·lat·ed, adjective

Synonyms

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

summaryindexstatisticsschedulecanonappendixregisterlistsynopsisillustrationchartrecordcataloguecompendiuminventoryagendagraphrolldigestplan

Examples from the Web for tabulation

Historical Examples

  • This tabulation includes spinning and weaving establishments only.

    The Fabric of Civilization

    Anonymous

  • Perhaps they'd put you on to tabulation work, though that's awfully dull.

    Fraternity

    John Galsworthy

  • Nor do results so readily lend themselves to figures and tabulation.

  • This becomes even more evident from the tabulation just made.

    The Grateful Dead

    Gordon Hall Gerould

  • I reckon I might have been too aggregative in my tabulation.


British Dictionary definitions for tabulation

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
Show More
adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. having a flat surface
  2. (of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
Show More
Derived Formstabulable, adjectivetabulation, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Latin tabula a board
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for tabulation

n.

1803, noun of action from tabulate (v.).

Show More

tabulate

v.

1734, "to put into form of a table," from Latin tabula (see table (n.)) + -ate (2). Related: Tabulated; tabulating.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper