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Tablets

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tablet, from Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table (table).

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NounEdit

tablet (plural tablets)

  1. A slab of clay used for inscription.
  2. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.
  3. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
    Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.
  4. A block of several sheets of blank paper that are bound together at the top; pad of paper.
    • 2005, Kenneth T. Henson, Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement, →ISBN, page 80:
      Take a full-size writing tablet and follow these steps.
  5. (computing) A graphics tablet.
  6. (computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.
  7. (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter, produced in flat slabs.

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VerbEdit

tablet (third-person singular simple present tablets, present participle tableting or tabletting, simple past and past participle tableted or tabletted)

  1. (transitive) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French tablete; equivalent to table +‎ -et.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtab(ə)lət(ə)/, /ˈtaːb(ə)lət(ə)/

NounEdit

tablet (plural tablettes)

  1. A tablet, especially an easily carried one for writing on.
  2. (biblical) The Ten Commandments in physical form handed down from heaven.
  3. A level surface for painting or working upon.
  4. A piece of jewellery with a level portion present.
  5. (rare) A marble slab utilised as tiling.
  6. (rare) A tablet or pill for medication.

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tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet computer (a type of portable computer)

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NounEdit

tablet m, f (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet

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