- a thin, flat piece of stone, wood, metal, etc. shaped for a specific purpose
- such a piece with an inscription, used as a memorial wall panel; plaque
- a smooth, flat leaf made of wood, ivory, metal, etc. and used to write on
- a set of such leaves fastened together
- a writing or drawing pad consisting of sheets of paper glued together at one edge
- any of various small, lightweight laptop computers characterized by a touch screen and a representation of a keyboard that is part of its GUI interface: some tablets consist of a single, thin rectangular unit, others consist of a screen that can swivel so as to expose an additional, standard keyboard beneathin full tablet computer
- a small, flat piece of solid or compressed material, as of medicine, soap, etc.
Origin of tabletMiddle English tablette ; from Middle French tablete, diminutive of table: see table
- A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.
- 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.
- A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
- A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.
transitive verbtab·let·ed, tab·let·ing, tab·lets
- To inscribe on a tablet.
- To form into a tablet.
Origin of tabletMiddle English tablette, from Old French tablete, diminutive of table, table; see table.
- A slab of clay used for inscription.
- (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the BahÃ¡'Ã faith.
- A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
- Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.
- (computing) A graphics tablet
- (computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer
- (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.
From Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table (“table").