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tab·let

 (tăb′lĭt)
n.
1. A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.
2.
a. A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface.
b. A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book.
c. A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge.
d. A lightweight, portable computer having a touchscreen as the method by which data is input.
3. A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
4. A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.
tr.v. tab·let·ed, tab·let·ing, tab·lets
1. To inscribe on a tablet.
2. To form into a tablet.

[Middle English tablette, from Old French tablete, diminutive of table, table; see table.]

tablet

(ˈtæblɪt)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a medicinal formulation made of a compressed powdered substance containing an active drug and excipients
2. a flattish cake of some substance, such as soap
3. (Cookery) Scot a sweet made of butter, sugar, and condensed milk, usually shaped in a flat oblong block
4. (Architecture) a slab of stone, wood, etc, esp one formerly used for inscriptions
5.
a. a thinner rigid sheet, as of bark, ivory, etc, used for similar purposes
b. (often plural) a set or pair of these fastened together, as in a book
6. a pad of writing paper
7. (Railways) NZ a token giving right of way to the driver of a train on a single line section
8. (Computer Science) computing a handheld personal computer that is operated by touch screen or digital pen
9. (Computer Science) computing an input device that allows the user to draw or write freehand to screen by means of stylus or digital pen
[C14: from Old French tablete a little table, from Latin tabula a board]

tab•let

(ˈtæb lɪt)

n.
1. a small, flattish cake or piece of some solid or solidified substance, as a drug.
2. a number of sheets of writing paper, forms, etc., fastened together at the edge; pad.
3. a flat slab or surface, esp. one intended for or bearing an inscription or carving; plaque.
4. a thin, flat leaf or sheet of slate, wood, or the like, used for writing on, esp. one of a pair or set.
5. tablets, such a set as a whole.
[1275–1325; Middle English tablette < Middle French tablete. See table, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tablet - a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscriptiontablet - a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
abacus - a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
slab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
slate - (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
2.tablet - a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edgetablet - a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
message pad, writing pad - a pad of paper on which messages can be written
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
notepad - a pad of paper for keeping notes
3.tablet - a small flat compressed cake of some substance; "a tablet of soap"
cake, bar - a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
4.tablet - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
dragee - pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)

tablet

noun
1. pill, capsule, pellet, tab, pastille, caplet It's not a good idea to take sleeping tablets regularly.
2. plaque, slab, panel, stone, plate, memorial, gravestone ancient stone tablets from the pyramids
Translations
حَبَّةُ دَوَاءقُرْص دَواءقِطْعَة صابونلَوْح، لَوْحَه
deskakostkatabletatabletkatabule
tablettavlepladestykke
tabletti
tableta
egy darab szappantabletta
áletruî tafla; minningarskjöldursápustykkitafla, pilla
錠剤
정제
tabletė
gabalsplāksnetablete
tabletka
tableta
tablett
ยาเม็ดแบน
viên thuốc

tablet

[ˈtæblɪt] N
1. (Med) (gen) → pastilla f; (= round pill) → comprimido m
2. [of soap, chocolate] → pastilla f
3. (= writing tablet) → bloc m, taco m (de papel)
4. (= inscribed stone) → lápida f

tablet

[ˈtæblɪt] n
(MEDICINE) (= pill) → comprimé m
I take herbal sleeping tablets → Je prends des somnifères à base de plantes. sleeping tablet
[stone] → tablette f
(British) tablet of soap → savonnette ftable tennis
ntennis m de table, ping-pong m
to play table tennis → jouer au ping-pong
modif [bat, ball] → de ping-pong; [champion, match] → de tennis de tabletable-tennis player npongiste mftable top tabletop [ˈteɪbəltɒp] nplateau m de table

tablet

n
(Pharm) → Tablette f
(of paper)Block m; (of wax, clay)Täfelchen nt; (of soap)Stückchen nt
(on wall etc) → Tafel f, → Platte f

tablet

[ˈtæblɪt] n (inscribed stone) → lapide f, targa (Med) → compressa (000) (for sucking) → pastiglia; (for writing) → blocco
tablet of soap (Brit) → saponetta

tablet

(ˈtӕblit) noun
1. a pill. Take these tablets for your headache; a sleeping-tablet (= a tablet to make one sleep).
2. a flat piece or bar (of soap etc). I bought a tablet of soap.
3. a piece of usually stone with a flat surface on which words are engraved etc. They put up a marble tablet in memory of his father.

tablet

حَبَّةُ دَوَاء tableta tablet Tablette δισκίο comprimido, pastilla tabletti cachet tableta compressa 錠剤 정제 tablet tablett tabletka comprimido таблетка tablett ยาเม็ดแบน hap viên thuốc 药片

tab·let

n. tableta, comprimido, dosis en un compuesto sólido;
enteric coated ______ de capa entérica.

tablet

n comprimido (form), tableta
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