Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To arrange in tabular form; condense and list.
  • transitive v. To cut or form with a plane surface.
  • adj. Having a plane surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Arrange in tabular form; arrange into a table
  • v. To list

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To form into a table or tables; to reduce to tables or synopses.
  • transitive v. To shape with a flat surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a table; forming a tablature; tabular.
  • Provided with tabulæ, as a coral: specifically applied to the Tabulata: as, a tubulate coral.
  • To give a tabular or flat surface to; make or form as a table, or with tables.
  • To put or form into a table or tables; collect or arrange in lines or eolumns; formulate tabularly: as, to tabulate statistics or a list of names.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange or enter in tabular form
  • v. shape or cut with a flat surface

Etymologies

Latin tabula, writing + -ate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin tabulātus, perfect passive participle of tabulō ("I fit with planks"), from Latin tabula ("board, plank"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Bluespec, Lennart needed to introduce a 'tabulate' function which produces a table-driven implementation of its function argument.

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  • Lennart then explored using 'tabulate' directly in Haskell, but found it next to impossible to get the GHC simplifier to do enough transformation.

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  • Still, when you tabulate the net effect of all of Richmond's additions and subtractions, the tally leaves you contentedly in the plus column.

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  • Remember -- the Census Bureau doesn't just tabulate the nation's population every decade, it also compiles important economic, employment, educational and demographic statistics that are used for everything from determining the allocation of federal funding, where to build new roads and how to market new products.

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  • One of my jobs was touring the squadron barracks every morning with a clipboard to tabulate the damage and vandalism done by drunken airmen.

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  • We asked Ms. Bocanegra to select an aspect of her piece to tabulate, a request she accommodated by calculating which words appear most frequently in her tale.

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  • Not only have they taken the unprecedented action to deny extensions when unemployment is over seven percent, they've given the banks and those who tabulate the unemployed the precedent to codify those who've exhausted their unemployment as no longer unemployed.

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  • Despite this, the authorities were able to tabulate the vote expeditiously.

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  • The medical community, including scientists and places like the CDC measure incidence rates for diseases all the time and quite accurately .... they even tabulate the risk of occurence for things like epidemics.

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  • When we asked Brian Kulick, the artistic director of the off-Broadway Classic Stage Company, to tabulate which playwrights the company had most often produced in its 44-year history, he wasn't surprised to find Shakespeare atop the list, nor that Sophocles beat out the other Greek tragedians.

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