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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
References in classic literature ?
This Tablet Is erected to his Memory By his Sister.
The first tablet said: 'In the wood, under the moss, lie the thousand pearls belonging to the king's daughter; they must all be found: and if one be missing by set of sun, he who seeks them will be turned into marble.
He thought also [1268a] that they should not pass sentence by votes; but that every one should bring with him a tablet, on which he should write, that he found the party guilty, if it was so, but if not, he should bring a plain tablet; but if he acquitted him of one part of the indictment but not of the other, he should express that also on the tablet; for he disapproved of that general custom already established, as it obliges the judges to be guilty of perjury if they determined positively either on the one side or the other.
When the Man had vanished inside, Saint Peter took his memorandum- tablet and made the following entry:
Saying this, he took a bottle from his pocket and shook from it a tablet about the size of one of Ojo's finger-nails.
He suffered from dyspepsia, and he might often be seen sucking a tablet of pepsin; in the morning his appetite was poor; but this affliction alone would hardly have impaired his spirits.
Within the altar of the old village church there stands a white marble tablet, which bears as yet but one word: 'AGNES.
echoed the little man, sideling nigher to his companion, and producing his tablets with an air in which exultation struggled, strangely, with an affectation of self-abasement.
Pickwick saluted the count with all the reverence due to so great a man, and the count drew forth a set of tablets.
In places tablets of yellow metal had been set in the solid masonry of the walls.
If your holy scruples can dispense with using the Jew's tablets, for the pen I can find a remedy,'' said the yeoman; and, bending his bow, he aimed his shaft at a wild-goose which was soaring over their heads, the advanced-guard of a phalanx of his tribe, which were winging their way to the distant and solitary fens of Holderness.
But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.