American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.
- n. A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface.
- n. A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book.
- n. A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge.
- n. A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
- n. A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.
- v. To inscribe on a tablet.
- v. To form into a tablet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small flat slab or piece, especially one intended to receive an inscription.
- n. A panel or medallion built in or hung on a wall, usually as a memorial or a votive tablet.
- n. One of a set of laminæ, leaves, or sheets of some thin inflexible material for writing; in the plural, the set as a whole. Ancient tablets consisted of smooth plates of beech or other wood, or of ivory or the like, covered with a thin layer of wax, protected by raised edges, hinged together by wire, and written upon with a style. They were used for correspondence, accounts, legal documents, etc. In modern times tablets of ivory or similar material, pivoted together at one end and carried in the pocket, are much used for penciled memoranda.
- n. A small flat or flattish cake of some solidified substance: as, a tablet of chocolate or of bouillon. Sometimes written tablette.
- n. In medicine, a certain weight or measure of a solid drug, brought by pressure, or the addition of a little gum, into a shape (generally that of a disk) convenient for administration: as, charcoal tablets; compressed tablets of chlorate of potassa.
- n. The final member in a wall, consisting of slabs of cut stone projecting slightly beyond the face of the wall for its protection or shelter; a horizontal capping or coping, as the border course of a reservoir.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a table or tabula: as, the inner and outer tablets of a cranial bone. See tablature, 5, and table, n., 1 . [For the word tablets, occurring thrice in the authorized version of the Bible, the revised version substitutes armlets in Ex. xxxv. 22 and Num. xxxi. 50, with the alternative “or necklaces” in the latter, and both perfume boxes and amulets in Isa. iii. 20.]
- To form into a tablet, or make tablets, in some technical sense.
- n. A slab of rock used for inscription.
- n. religion A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.
- n. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
- n. computing A graphics tablet
- n. computing A tablet computer, a type of portable computer
- n. Scotland A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small table or flat surface.
- n. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.
- n. obsolete Hence, a small picture; a miniature.
- n. A kind of pocket memorandum book.
- n. A flattish cake or piece.
- n. (Pharm.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also
lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.
- From Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table ("table"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tablette, from Old French tablete, diminutive of table, table; see table. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Archos calls its device an Internet Tablet, I consider it more of a Portable Media Player as I reserve the label tablet for devices with larger ...”
“Dell Inc. gave a look at what they called a tablet-concept device that features a 5-inch screen.”
“Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a ho-hum reaction as he showed off a new Hewlett-Packard (HP) slate tablet, while executives from Dell gave a look at what they called a tablet-concept device that features a 5-inch screen.”
“Businessweek also chimed in on the netbook, which it describes as a tablet-like media pad that can play music and videos, view photos, browse the Web with mobile Safari, and make calls over a Wi-Fi connection.”
“My Gateway tablet is pretty much on 16 hrs a day, on a desk, tethered to a monitor (the tablet feature just wasn't that great).”
“Then, if you can prove you have a job, a place to live and can support your progeny, the tablet is removed and you can procreate.”
“These screens, especially in tablet form and enhanced with touch sensitive screens to show flash animations and movies, may, like the Apple iPad, draw a lot of attention.”
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