Tablet definition

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Such a piece with an inscription, used as a memorial wall panel; plaque.
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A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.
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A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface.
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A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book.
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A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge.
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A lightweight, portable computer having a touchscreen as the method by which data is input.
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To inscribe on a tablet.
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To form into a tablet.
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A thin, flat piece of stone, wood, metal, etc. shaped for a specific purpose.
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A writing or drawing pad consisting of sheets of paper glued together at one edge.
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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 beneath.
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A small, flat piece of solid or compressed material, as of medicine, soap, etc.
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A smooth, flat leaf made of wood, ivory, metal, etc. and used to write on.
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A set of such leaves fastened together.
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A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
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A slab of clay used for inscription.
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(religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.
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A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.

Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.

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(computing) A graphics tablet.
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(computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.
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(Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.
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A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.
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A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tablet
Plural:
tablets

Origin of tablet

  • Middle English tablette from Old French tablete diminutive of table table table

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table (“table").

    From Wiktionary