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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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Fairlie, dreamily dusting the tips of his fingers with one of the tiny brushes for the coins, "I made some entries in my tablettes this morning.
Then why not relieve me of the tablettes without being told?
Le DG d'Intel a joute par ailleurs que : [beaucoup moins que] vivre l'ere de maintenant n'est realisable qu'en possedant une machine alliant les avantages du PC et de la tablette, le poids et la performance, l'economie batterie et le prix[beaucoup plus grand que].
Le 20 novembre dernier a ete lance officiellement la commercialisation de la tablette dediee a la langue amazigh.
Bon nombre d'entre vous savez que, conjointement a la presente edition imprimee du JAUC, nous avons recemment lance une version numerique du journal: les membres de l'AUC auront desormais acces a une version numerique soignee reposant sur une technologie qui reproduit la version imprimee, afin que vous puissiez la lire sur votre iPad, votre iPhone, votre tablette et votre ordinateur portable.
1) La semaine suivante dans la version tablette de La Presse, Alain Dubuc proposait de mettre des balises a la sante publique << pour eviter que la sante publique utilise son autorite morale du savoir medical dans des domaines qui ne relevent pas directement des sciences de la sante (.
They have also been slow to join on the smartphone and tablette bandwagon.
About de Gulli : TV, Web, Applis, Tablette, Terrain: Gulli dares it all
Alors que l'honorable juge Fish exprime, dans ses mots, << un doute serieux quant a la possibilite de transformer ainsi le droit regissant la protection de la propriete intellectuelle au Canada en un instrument de controle du commerce qui n'est pas envisage par la Loi sur le droit d'auteur >> (143), le juge Bastarache pose la question qui provoqua la scission : << [u]ne tablette de chocolat peut-elle faire l'objet d'un droit d'auteur en raison de la presence d'oeuvres protegees sur son emballage?
Wanneer die dokter vir my tablette gee sal my kerel dit soms sonder my medewete drink, want hy weet ek sal nie toelaat dat hy dit drink nie aangesien dit vir my voorgeskryf is.
45) "Au Fujian, c'est une petite statuette de Guanyin qui occupe la place d'honneur, avec, a sa droite et a sa gauche, les tablettes du Dieu du Foyer et du Dieu des Richesses (qui est confondu avec le Dieu du Lieu) ; en avant et au milieu, une statuette ou une tablette de Ke Shengwong, divinite speciale a la province de Fujian.